We believe that the Catholic Church is the Bride of Christ and that consecrated women are called to personify this Mystery in dedication to their Divine Bridegroom, Jesus Christ.  We believe that the religious habit is  a sacramental intended to remind the wearer and the observers that we are on our way to the Wedding Feast of the Lamb.

SEM cross
Sister Esther Marie receives her Cross from Fr. Paul Gousse at her First profession.