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.
A LIFE OF
PRAYER AND PRAISE
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.
BY THE HOLY SPIRIT
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.
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
Sister Juliana and postulants praising the Lord in His beautiful
during a Vocation Camp in Amarillo, Texas
is an integral part of their lives. The sisters built their own
houses on 664 acres of beautiful ranch land that was given to
them. By their vow of poverty they acknowledge their dependence
on God in all things. They live by faith in God’s provision for
their daily needs as He provides through the generosity of their
families, and gracious benefactors and through their ministries.