The Sisters of Life is a contemplative/active religious community of women founded in 1991 by John Cardinal O’Connor for the protection and enhancement of the sacredness of every human life.

Like all religious communities, they take the three traditional vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. The Sisters of Life also are consecrated under a special, fourth vow to protect and enhance the sacredness of human life.

Sr. Veronica and Sr. Mercy of the Sisters of Life join me on The Dignity of Women podcast. This podcast was a special treat because I was able to visit the Sisters in their Yonkers, NY convent and record in person! Amidst the joy and laughter that filled the time we spent together, there were deep messages shared by the Sisters that are necessary for us to hear and to ponder.

The witness of religious Sisters in our culture is certainly a testimony to the love of Christ, through his brides, which is unlike any other witness on earth. I felt that it was imperative to welcome Sr. Veronica and Sr. Mercy on a podcast dedicated to the dignity and worth of women.

Especially a woman’s heart – When she knows she’s loved she can do anything! She can run free.


  • What is the need for a religious order dedicated to life?
  • Sr. Veronica and Sr. Mercy share their personal vocation stories.
  • How do the Sisters of Life care for the mother as well as the baby of women in crisis pregnancies?
  •  Sharing the biggest surprises of religious life and this particular ministry of working with women.
  • How the outward sign of “bride of Christ” influences the culture.
  • Most important things a woman who is struggling to love herself needs to hear.



Kimberly Cook

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