Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ


404 Holy Way
P.O. Box 64
Prayer Town, TX 79010-0064

Main Number: 806-534-2312

Vocation Director: 806-534-2312 extension 123

Fax: 806-534-2223


Community Information

Superior General:  Mother Juana Teresa Chung, D.L.J.C.

Vocation Director:  Sr. Christine Marie, D.L.J.C.
Vocation Phone:  806-534-2312 extension 123
Vocation Cell Phone:  806-567-3048

The Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ is a vibrant Franciscan religious institute of the diocesan right, is a contemplative community with evangelistic apostolates. Their motherhouse is located in the Diocese of Amarillo, TX. Founded in 1972, its members seek to follow in the footsteps of Jesus through the profession of the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. They also promise fellowship in the Spirit with all the members of their institute. From its inception, Mother John Marie founded the community in the charismatic tradition and in the penitential rite of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis. 


Personal and communal prayer, praise, and worship are the very substance of their daily lives. Joyful praise is characteristic of their communal prayer and ministry. They usually sing the Liturgy of the Hours. 

Like St. Francis and in imitation of Christ Jesus, they find a rhythm in their own lives from intense prayer to evangelistic outreach and back to prayer again. Mary too, is their model of contemplation with Jesus and interceding for her children. “Hermits’ Days” are arranged frequently during which sisters are exempt from scheduled activities so as to spend time in personal prayer. They spend at least eight days a year on retreat.


They are deeply involved in the Catholic charismatic Renewal. Their charism states: “Called to witness to the Gospel, they seek to draw all people into a personal relationship with Jesus through the transforming power of the Holy Spirit. This flows from a deep life of prayer and ongoing conversion in loving commitment to one another.

As Disciples they are called to carry on the ministry of Jesus. They minister to the spiritual needs of people worldwide-adults, youth and children through various evangelistic outreaches. These include but not limited to retreats, vacation Bible schools, door-to-door evangelization, one-on-one evangelization, parish missions, foreign missions, prayer ministry and spiritual direction.

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