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What We Do

The Poor Servants of the Mother of God work in a wide range of ministries. The Sisters provide services in the fields of Social Care, Health Care, Education, Pastoral Care and Spiritual Development, Chaplaincy and Catechetics, as well as missionary projects and collaborative projects with other providers.




SMG Sisters have worked in Rome since 1886. Frances Taylor/Mother Magdalen lived part of her life in this convent in Rome.

The School has now been leased to the British Council and continues to be used for education. The Sisters work with the union of International Superiors General and with Propaganda Fidei.

One of the Sisters is working to bring the life and works of Frances Taylor/Mother Magdalen to a wider audience through the process of beatification.


The Sisters first went to the United States in 1947. The current work is now in High Point, North Carolina at Pennybyrn at Maryfield. This is a Continuing Care Retirement Community providing independent living, assisted living, memory support and nursing care all within the same complex.

Pennybyrn at Maryfield


The ministry includes the provision of dispensaries, outreach clinics, a family centre, development, and education with an emphasis on the empowerment of women and children through education and support.