Our foundation

On July 25th, 2014 the Bishop of San Sebastian, Spain, the Most Reverend José Ignacio Munilla, constituted the community of the Sisters of Maria Stella Matutina as a Public Association of the Faithful in order to become a Religious Institute (according to the Code of Canon Law 312 § 1, 3°), after receiving authorization from the Holy Father, Pope Francis.

The community is now spread out over twenty-five priories and is present in several dioceses in Europe, Asia, Africa, America and Australia. We desire to be a presence of prayer in the heart of today’s world and answer the Holy Father’s call to a New Evangelization, according to the needs and requests of the Church, as witnesses to the joy of living the Gospel.

Link: Letter from Don José Ignacio Munilla: For the greater glory of God! (ENG)

As an expression of pure love which is worth more than any work, the contemplative life generates an extraordinary apostolic and missionary effectiveness.

Saint John Paul II - Vita Consecrata

Consecrated life is at the very heart of the Church as a decisive element for her mission.

Saint John Paul II - Vita Consecrata