Order of St Anne at Bethany
We are a small multi-cultural community of women committed to witnessing to the truth that, as Christians, we belong to this age, this society; and that it is here and now that we demonstrate to the Church and the world that Religious Life lived in community is relevant, interesting, fulfilling and needed in our world and our times.
We are four Filipinas, one American and one Bahamian, and we strive to recognize and value such a diversity of persons and gifts. We believe that God has a vision for each one of us and that opportunities to serve the Church and the world are abundant. For this to become real, we know that our spirits and hearts must be enlarged to fit the dimensions of our Church in today's world. If our dedication and witness as Religious are to mean anything at all then we will always be seeking and exploring new ways of service to the wider community, both as individual disciples and as women living together in community.
The Rule of the Order of St Anne says our houses may be small, but our hearts are larger than houses. Our community has from its founding been 'people-oriented' - although this expression was unknown at the time. We derive a sense of joy and satisfaction in offering hospitality both at the Convent, at St John's House, and in our beautiful chapel, to the people of our parishes and to our Dicoesan Bishops.
Always constant in our lives are our personal prayer and corporate worship: our vows of Poverty, Celibacy and Obedience, our commitment to spiritual growth and development of mind and talents, and our fellowship with one another and other Religious communities, as friends and sisters.
Name: Sister Ana Clara OSA
(Superior, assumed office 1992)
Address: 25 Hillside Avenue , Arlington, MA, 02476-5818, USA
Tel: +1 (781) 643 0921
Fax: +1 (781) 648 4547