The Sisters of Life are a Catholic religious order that was founded in 1991 by John Cardinal O’Connor for the protection and enhancement of the sacredness of every human life. Like all religious communities, the sisters take the three traditional vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. They also are consecrated under a special, fourth vow to protect and enhance the sacredness of human life. Reverence and gratitude for the unique and unrepeatable gift of each human life made in the image and likeness of God fuels the prayer of each Sister and forms an integral part of building the Kingdom of God and the “Culture of Life.”
With convents and retreat centers throughout the region and throughout North America, the Sisters of Life can be found at and near the Wethersfield Estate during the summer months. They maintain Camp St. Joseph in Amenia that they use for retreats or special programs. When the Sisters of Life Camp is filled, Wethersfield is happy to assist the Sisters of Life by providing additional lodging at the estate Guest House as well at the restored Schoolhouse on the Estate.