Sister Servants of the Eternal Word
Main Number: (205) 956-6760
Sister Mary Faustina, S.s.E.W.
Phone: (205) 317-8787
3721 Belmont Road
Birmingham, AL 35210
The Sister Servants of the Eternal Word is a public association of the faithful founded by Mother Mary Gabriel Long in 1987. The community is contemplative-active, committed to evangelization through catechesis and retreats, according to the ideals of St. Francis and St. Dominic who rebuilt the Church in Truth and Charity. St. Francis and St. Dominic are examples of poverty and learning as well as examples of heroic obedience to the Pope and to the Magisterium of the Church. The unity of their hearts in Jesus Christ and their loving devotion to His Immaculate Mother typify the unity, love and zeal that gave impetus to and sealed their friendship.
The Sister Servants run Casa Maria Retreat House, and also participate in family catechesis, Sacramental preparation, and other catechetical missions throughout the diocese, teaching “spiritual things spiritually.” (1 Cor 2:13) They invoke the Blessed Virgin Mary to pray for them and accompany them in their apostolate. They encourage true devotion to her and zealously promote her Holy Rosary. (cf. Constitutions)