Servants of Mary, Ministers to the Sick
Main Number: 913-371-3423
Sr. Catherine Bussen, S de M
800 North 18th Street
Kansas City, KS 66102-4291
The Servants of Mary, Ministers to the Sick are an international congregation founded in Madrid, Spain in 1851 by Saint Maria Soledad Torres. Today we continue to reflect the spirit of Mother Soledad in our ministry to the sick and the dying as witnesses of the unconditional love and mercy of Christ. The main aspects of our spirituality are: contemplative in action, abandoned to divine providence, and collaborators with Christ and Mary in the salvation of mankind. The total abandonment to divine providence is beautifully incarnated in our gratuitous ministry to the sick and dying, preferably in their own homes.
We are strengthened in our apostolic ministry by the power derived from our intimate union with God through contemplative prayer, the Holy Eucharist, the recitation of the Liturgy of the Hours, the holy rosary as a sign of our love toward our blessed mother Mary and joyful, loving, community life. We blend spiritual ministry and professional nursing care as our particular way of bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ and the maternal tenderness of Mary to those who suffer.