The Cloister Outreach Affiliate New Foundations (CONF) has a copy of the original constitutions
of the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd.
The Good Shepherd Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus will be a constitutionally enclosed community
dedicated to contemplative prayer in the spirit of Blessed Maria Droste Zu Vischering, RGS, (pictured at left).
The sisters will also conduct a retreat house for reformed young ladies and mature women who wish to lead lives of virtue
after a life of immorality.
The spiritual exercises of the sisters will include either form of the Mass (as needed by the local
bishop); Latin Divine Office; Latin Rosary and Salve Procession; Lectio Divina; and Mental Prayer. Every First Friday,
they will repeat Pope Leo XIII's Consecration of the World to the Divine Heart of Jesus, which was done in response to a vision
to Blessed Maria Droste.
The habit will consist of a white tunic and scapular, red cord cincture, white rosary,
white wimple and guimpe, black veil, and Divine Heart emblem.
Those who feel called to this community, but belong to an autocephalous church; schismatic, or
sedevacantist sect, should enter deep discernment before making application. Reconciliation with Rome is prerequisite.
May the Holy Ghost be your guide.