Imitators of Saint Mary (ISM), is a religious order composed of women who have committed themselves to imitate the life and service of Mary the Mother of God by serving the church and the poor through, prayer and social services in Kenya.
All our members are encouraged to engage in some kind of simple service to the needy within their location of residence.The Sacred Sacrament of Holy Matrimony is endowed. ISM possesses various unique distinctness:
The Order allows for members who are both married and girls that are not, as well as their families who confess the Anglican or/and Catholic faith. While we recognize that there are those who feel a call to seclusion in order to focus on their prayer life, the Order feels that is an option left to the conscience of the individual.
The girls are made to understand that when they join the order there are two objectives to meet. After undergoing the whole process of training and preparation they shall need to remain faithful until one gets married in holy matrimony and thus continues being a member of the order. Otherwise the second option is to take permanent vows as a perpetual member of the order.
Members of The Imitators of Saint Mary are to follow the Lord in reciting the Rosary, daily devotion and simple service to others. Each member is required to be in some Christian service as the Lord moves upon their heart.