The Daughters of Our Lady of Compassion
Sisters of St. Peter Claver SSPC
(04) 383 8401
Missionary Sisters of St Peter Claver consecrate their lives to God in
serviceable charity of the Missionary Church.
The Sisters' apostolate consists, primarily, in informing people of the
problems, joys, news and needs of missionaries in underdeveloped
countries with special regard for the mission of the Church to Proclaim
the Gospel to all of mankind.
One of the special means for accomplishing their mission work is a
monthly publication 'Echo from Africa and other Countries' which brings
the missionary world right into the homes and hearts of its readers;
enabling them to share in the life and work of missionaries.
The Missionary Sisters of St Peter Claver carry out their very active,
though fairly hidden, missionary role in 26 countries of the world. They
have Sisters from 24 nations in their various houses, working and
praying side by side for one reason only; because God has first chosen
them to offer their lives in self-giving for His people.
One great value of the Sisters' vocation is 'Community living' - loving,
praying, working for others. A second beautiful value is the
participation in their work by the people here in New Zealand. Besides
the 'Echo' as already mentioned, the Sisters have a Committee support
group, organise 'reflection days' for young people, world wide
correspondence with Missionaries and peoples as the needs of the Church
arises; days of prayer. Assisting local Church as Special Ministers;
being available at any time to the people in their trouble and needs.