The Inspiration of Finding the Congregation
The Congregation of Missionary Sisters of Christ the King for Polish Immigrants arose from the spiritual and cultural needs of Polish Immigrants. Father Ignacy Posadzy, a priest of the Society of Christ, found it in 1959.
The call of every Missionary is to boundlessly love God's matter among the Polish Immigrants and a longing to make a sacrifice of oneself with a joyful sacrifice of one's strength, comfort and life for the benefit of Polish Immigrants.
In a foreign country we want to strengthen others faith and build a piece of our beloved fatherland through spreading the knowledge of the Eucharist, teaching religion and cultivating polish culture, tradition and language.
We conduct choruses, dancing teams, children and youth theaters, scouts and other groups in parishes. We embrace immigrants' families, the elderly, sick and lonely people with love and care. We also serve in parishal offices and kitchens.
We work in eleven places in Poland and in 19 places outside our borders in: England, Australia, Brazil, Germany, Canada, USA and Belarus.
In the USA and Canada we work in Chicago, Sterling Hts., Los Angeles, Santa Clara and Oshawa.
On November 24, 1996, on the Solemnity of Christ the King of the Universe, the Congregation of Consecrated Life Institutes issued an approval decree, which states that our Congregation has pontifical rights.
Postulate the first step of formation for candidates is to help in deepening theirs Christian life, embracing religious life and confirming in the call through prayer, studies and work.
Novitiate is a time of deeper knowledge and love of Jesus and preparation for apostolic work. After two years of novitiate sisters take their vows of chastity, poverty and obedience. God blesses our Congregation by sending us new vocations and new proposals for apostolic places. At the present time we have 180 profesies, 30 novices and 20 postulants.
The formation house is located in Poznan, where girls who desire to actualize their vocation are coming to live.
Because of the shortage of places in the formation house as well as many new vocations we (decided) to build a house for postulants. We turn to you and kindly ask for material help in accomplishing these intended plans. The work of our sisters in polish pastoral centers is known to many. There is a great need of more sisters who could work among polish immigrants spread throughout the whole world.
To be able to stand up to such a call, our Congregation undertakes a very difficult decision of building a new house. It will serve as a place of formation for the youngest sisters whose desire is to serve God and Polish Immigrants. The Congregation of Missionary Sisters is registered as a non-profitable organization. The address of Our Sisters is:
5936 W. Barry Ave.
Chicago, IL 60634-5130
ph. (773) 889-7937
A free donation in the form of a check can be made to:
Province of the Missionary Sisters
and sent to the address given above or deposited to the account:
BUILDING FUND, Acc. #: 417079 343
FIRSTAR BANK ILLINOIS, Belmont Av. office
In the thank you letter you will find a receipt for the IRS enclosed (donation is tax deductible).
We are grateful for every donation, it will be intended for the building of the house. We ensure you of our prayer and above all of everyday Eucharist. Every first Thursday of the month in Sisters' Chapel a Holy Mass in the intention of friends and benefactors of Congregation is said.