Cor ad Cor Interview with Sister Mary Raphael

Get to know the mission and spirituality of the Daughters of the Virgin Mother in this interview with Sister Mary Raphael, DVM…

Magnificat! Charlotte Eucharistic Congress 2017

The Daughters of the Virgin Mother joined in the festivities of Charlotte’s annual Eucharistic Congress, featuring this year’s theme “My Soul Magnifies the Lord.” The Congress began on the evening of Friday, September 8th (the feast of Our Lady’s Birthday) with Byzantine…

Newsletter: Volume 2

We are happy to present Volume 2 of our newsletter. In the past few months, we have settled into our new convent-home, welcomed a sister into her first year of novitiate, started a new academic year at Saint Joseph’s College Seminary, and more. Enjoy, keep in touch…

Home Sweet Loreto: Our New Convent

There are no words to describe our gratitude for all the love poured out upon our Community during our recent move to Gastonia. Countless individuals and families invested time, materials, labor, and prayers into turning this house into our convent-home, named after Our Lady of Loreto. This move truly…

A New Convent for the Daughters

The word is out! In two years, the Daughters have grown from one sister to four, with at least one aspirant hoping to enter soon! After discerning that it is time to expand, it is with great joy that we announce our transition into a new home in Gastonia. Sisters…

A New Novice: Sister Mary Veronica

On Sunday, July 16th, we welcomed Sr. Mary Veronica of the Holy Face into the Novitiate of the Daughters of the Virgin Mother! Thank you for all the love and prayers shown to our dear sister as she enters this next step of her journey in religious life.  Please continue…

¨You are a priest forever…¨

On June 17, 2017, the day before Father´s Day, five men were ordained to the Holy Priesthood in the Diocese of Charlotte. The Ordination Mass for Fathers Peter Ascik, Matthew Bean, Christopher Bond, Brian Becker, and Christian Cook was celebrated by our dear Bishop Peter Jugis at Saint Mark…

High Tea Success!

The Daughters wish to extend a very heartfelt thank you to all who attended our High Tea on Sunday, June 11th! It was a joy getting to spend time with so many beautiful women from our local community, and we are immensely grateful for the love and support they showed…

Duc in Altum 2017

We were thrilled to welcome 82 young women to our annual discernment camp, Duc in Altum, here at the Abbey. This year’s retreat focused on Our Lady and her faith, hope, and charity, as well as the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima (in celebration of the centenary…

Our Newsletter

What a beautiful and grace-filled year it has been for the Daughters of the Virgin Mother! We celebrated our two-year anniversary on May 13th, 2017, our first founding-day as a community of four, and are proud to announce a new novice, two new postulants, and a load…