Within a Native Ceremony and Holy Mass, the founding of the religious Order of Morning Star Sisters had her birth. On 17 August 2003, global people of MorningStar Community and supporters from diverse religious practices and ethnic backgrounds gathered on the Holyland to celebrate two herstorical events. MorningStar made perpetual vows as a religious hermitess, committing both her life and the new order to the preservation of simple and sacred birth.
After a decade of living the life of a hermitess and receiving a vision from the Great Mother, MorningStar searched for an existing religious order within the Catholic tradition that was in harmony with a life of non-violence and instinctual birth. Working closely with her spiritual director and the constant encouragement of the Holy Mother Vision, OMS came to be.
A Special Day of Prayer
Each year on 8 December (Immaculate Conception of Mary), the
Associates of the Order of Morning Star Sisters gather to offer
prayer, collectively recite the Maternal Rosary, make prayer beads
and enjoy a retreat day of Peace and Beauty in Rose Cottage and
The Holyland, MorningStar's private hermitage. To inquire about
the OMS Associates or for interest in attending the annual retreat,
write directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
OMS Vision ~
To Embody the Fullest Expression of our Divine Nature and Reflect it in the World around Us.
OMS Mission ~
To preserve Simple and Sacred Birth among Global Peoples.
Guiding Scripture ~
“Do to no one what you yourself dislike. Give to the hungry some of your bread, and to the naked some of your clothing. Seek council from every wise elder. At all times bless the Lord God, and ask your Creator to make all your paths straight and to grant success to all your endeavors.”
~ Tobit 4:15a,16a,18a,19
Rules of Order ~
- Daily Meditation on Community Peace Promises
- Daily Maternal Rosary
- Daily Acts of Loving Kindness
- Liturgy of the Hours
- Invitatory Prayer – Four Directions Prayer, taken from the OMS Devotional (Holiness in the Morning) or divinely inspired.
- Glory to you Eternal Presence, Divine Love, and Beloved Companion
- Lord’s Prayer in Native Language of Jesus, to honor our roots
- Vespers Sunset Chant – “We Give Thanks”
- Instinctual Life of the Simple and Sacred as guided by the Holy Spirit and our Spiritual Community
- Monastic Day of Silence and personal disciplines – one day weekly
The Order of Morning Star Sisters reaches out
Isabella Smith at SMS private altar
with Father Brian Toohey
WE ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD!
In Sacramental Studies...
Stations of the Cross walk at Hermitage Spiritual
OMS Associates ~
Female or Male welcome following an innerview.
The associates for OMS meet annually on 8 December, the celebration of the Immaculate Conception of Holy Mary. They meet in the afternoon on the Holyland where they sing, praise, encourage, and seek God’s presence and guidance in living out the vision and mission of OMS. They recite the Maternal Rosary together. They are learning to recite the Lord’s Prayer in Aramaic as well. New associates are welcomed and trained in a warm atmosphere of holy devotion. The formal gathering is followed by a Vegan feast. MorningStar endeavors to be present. Before they depart, they make agreements for the year and plan their next gathering. If you are interested in the holy work of OMS or the privileges and responsibilities of OMS associates you may contact Sister Morningstar at 573-348-6288 or by email.
May the Simple & Sacred lead us to a more peace-filled planet.