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Prayer to Our Mother of Peace


O Mother of Jesus and Our Mother full of grace, bear His peace, His presence, His holiness, your Divine Son into our very souls; nourish our minds with His mind for lowliness; our hearts with His heart for self-giving; our souls with His soul for quietness, resting in His Father’s Will; all our energies with His strength for zeal; and with your holy maternal love support each step of your little ones as they cling to you and strive to walk in His likeness. Amen.

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Our Founder, 
Fr. Placid Guste, SMP
BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SOCIETY OF OUR MOTHER OF PEACE


The Society is composed of three separate Communities: the Sons of Our Mother of Peace for Religious Priests and Brothers; the Daughters of Our Mother of Peace for Religious Sisters; and the Lay Members Community for lay, married or single men and women. It was born of an inner call to combine the contemplative and apostolic lives in a context of material simplicity in such a manner that the apostolic call would express rather than submerge the contemplative spirit. Needless to say, there lies nothing unique in this desire. But the structural framework of the Society united with the spiritual orientation of St. John of the Cross is specifically ordained to intensify the contemplative-apostolic thrust.


Within the Religious Communities three structures are available, all of which call for the same depth of consecrated life. Those in the original and more solitary structures live at our wooded solitudes which are called Solitudes. A third structure is available for those who feel called to the same depth of consecrated life but with a more apostolic orientation and less solitude. These Brothers or Sisters live in a Religious house normally closer to the city than the wooded areas used by the original structure solitudes.


For more information or details on our way of life, please go to the Community of the Sons of Our Mother of Peace for Religious Priests and Brothers or the Community of the Daughters of Our Mother of Peace for Religious Sisters, or the Lay Members Community for lay married or single men and women.

The Society of Our Mother of Peace was founded in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1966 by Father Placid Guste (still living with us). The original foundation was transferred to Springfield Missouri in 1976. In the meantime, in 1971 a second foundation was made in High Ridge Missouri, approximately twenty miles from St. Louis Missouri. A third foundation was made in 1998 in the Philippines and a fourth in Nigeria in 2002.