Convent Address:
Daughters of Divine Hope
625 S. Vine St.
Tyler, TX 75701
903-483-1571 (9am-5pm)

Our life, centered in the Holy Eucharist, is to pray and fast
for those living in Holy Orders and to work with them in
building up the Body of Christ.
Through our reverential presence and use of our gifts,
we give witness to Christ's saving hope.

Mailing Address:
Daughters of Divine Hope
1910 ESE Look 323, PMB 240
Tyler, TX 75701
Main Menu
at the Cathedral, Tyler
11:30am, followed by lunch:

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Of Heart and Hope
(archives and items of interest)

Helpful sites
Saints of Interest

20 Nov 2011

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First Temporary Profession of Sacred Vows

Blessed be God! Blessed be His Holy Name!

We give thanks to our Blessed Triune God for the work he is doing in and through the Daughters of Divine Hope.

On November 22, The Solemnity of Jesus Christ the King, Sr. Mary Elizabeth Jane and Sr. Patricia entered into Temporary Vows with their profession of the evangelical councils of poverty, chastity and obedience and the vow of fidelity.

Please pray for us as we more fully live life consecrated to the Lord, welcome new inquirers and undertake an apostolate of prayer and service.

We call upon the intercession of our patrons and Blessed Mary, Mother of Divine Hope that our most gracious and generous Lord will provide a convent that accommodates the needs of a growing religious community.

May Blessed Mary, Mother of Divine Hope, pray for us and bestow her grace upon us.

In Christ our Hope,

Daughters of Divine Hope

With the help of God's grace, the Daughters of Divine Hope will one day be a solemnly established traditional religious community of consecrated women. Wearing habits and living together in vows of poverty, chastity, obedience, and fidelity, the Daughters will dedicate themselves as visible witnesses of Hope in the Risen Lord and to the service of the Church through the guidance, direction and request of the Local Ordinary.

In the continuation of the rich Catholic tradition, the Daughters of Divine Hope is open to women over the age of 25who desire to live a life consecrated in Christ and to his service. Widows are most welcome, regardless of age and the community life will respect the need for the women to maintain family relationships, as it is lived out in consecrated life. There is no upper age limit; however, each case will be evaluated on its own merits.

Where we are now:
The Daughters of Divine Hope arose out of an inspiration of the Holy Spirit articulated in 2008 by the Most Rev. Alvaro Corrada, SJ, then Bishop of the Diocese of Tyler. Under his careful discernment and guidance, and with the faithful support and dedicated work of Fr. Gavin Vaverek, JCL, a community with the charism of saving hope, dedicated to the service of the church and solidarity with her sacred ministers, was founded. Bishop Corrada issued a decree on 21 November 2010, the Solemnity of Christ the King, establishing the Daughters of Divine Hope as a public association of the faithful in the Church. On this same day, Sr. Susan Catherine Kennedy was appointed as the first superior. This is the first step toward one day being formally established as a religious order.
The Rule for the community was approved on 9 November 2011, the Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica. In May and June, 2012 the community welcomed its first aspirants and continues to gather like-mind women who are discerning a call to consecrated life. By September 2013, three of the aspirants entered into postulancy. On November 30, during evening prayer I of the First Sunday of Advent, the postulants became novices. The Novitiate is a year of grace in which they are formed in the charism of the community, break from the attractions of the world, grow in the love of Christ and prepare themselves for a life of vowed service to God and the Church. Mother Susan Catherine has been appointed as the novice director.
During this novitiate year, the community will continue to welcome those women aspiring to consecrated life and to assist them in their discernment of community life.


Would you like the daughters to pray for your needs and intentions?

Are you interested in consecrated life and would you like us to contact you about the Daughters of Divine Hope?

Liturgy of the Hours


Divine Mercy

Interview with David Palmer for Guadalupe Radio Network

Public Profession
Sr. Susan Catherine takes vows
Thanks to Catholic East Texas
and Susan De Matteo for article and picture.

"Hope is Born"
a poem by Sue Kennedy
(Sr. Susan Catherine)

"Rejoice in hope. Endure in affliction, persevere in prayer." (Romans 12:12)

Mary, Mother of Divine Hope, pray for us.