Servi Jesu et Mariae (Servants of Jesus and Mary) is a Congregation of Papal Right, established in 1994. Seeing their apostolic task as being totally available for service to young people, the focal point of their work is apostolic work in the Scout Movement and group work in the Catholic Scout Movement of Europe (Katholische Pfadfinderschaft Europas - KPE).
All members of SJM make three vows: poverty, chastity and obedience, in order to bind themselves ever closer to Christ in the service for His church. According to the model of the Jesuit Order, the community does not have common prayer in choir, therefore it becomes even more important for each individual member to have a deep inner life of prayer, at whose centre there is the Eucharist, and which is seen in a frequent adoration of the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar. The Congregation celebrates the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass according to both the novus ordo missae and the 1962 Missal of Bl. Pope John XXIII. Currently the Congregation has about 50 members, of which about 25 are priests.
SJM is based in Blindenmarkt, Austria, but is active not only in German-speaking areas, but also in Kazakhstan, Albania, Rumania, Ukraine and in France. The Congregation also runs the "Haus Assen" boarding school in Germany.
For more information, contact:
- Servi Jesu et Mariae - SJM
(Diener Jesu und Mariens)
A - 3372 Blindenmarkt
Österreich / Austria