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We are the Religious of the Assumption

We make Jesus Christ and His Church known and loved

In our European Province we respond to the challenges of society in Belgium, England, Italy and Lithuania, moving forward together, ready to take risks in response to new calls.

Assumption Sisters

Called by Christ to community, adoration and mission

The Religious of the Assumption (Assumption Sisters) are an international Catholic congregation of about 1,000 Sisters of 40 nationalities, responding to the challenges and calls of society in 32 countries around the world. We were founded by St Marie Eugenie in 1839 to make Jesus Christ and his Church known and loved. Our way of life is both contemplative and apostolic. Educators by vocation, we live and pray together in communities.

Province of Europe

Our Province was created in 2018 and unites 12 communities from Belgium, England, Italy and Lithuania. We share our charism and mission in the international context: we learn from one another appreciating our differences which enrich us. The Spirit impels us to go forward and “to risk ourselves together in response to new calls.”


What’s happening in the Province?

Advent Retreat Day

Advent Retreat Day

On the First Sunday of Advent we held our seasonal retreat day for young professionals, university students and the Assumption Volunteers in Kensington. It was an uplifting day of sharing, prayer, and reflections inspired by the O Antiphons.

Although there are many preparations for Christmas, the retreat centred on preparing ourselves to live this precious time of Advent, these 22 days, getting ready to celebrate the birth of Christ. At the start of the retreat, we were invited to reflect upon what graces we wanted to ask God in these coming days: what do we need in order to be in as good place as possible to welcome the birth of Jesus?

Happy Christmas 2023!

Happy Christmas 2023!

“In a special way during these weeks, let us prepare the house of the heart with care, so that it is orderly and hospitable. The Lord is our light and it is good to dispose the heart to welcome him with prayer and to host him with charity. Let us cultivate his expectation, keeping our hearts alert, that is, eager for him, awake and ready, impatient to meet him. May the Virgin Mary, woman of expectation, help us to receive her coming Son.” – Pope Francis, Angelus, Sunday 3 December 2023

Masses will be at 10am in the Maria Assumpta Chapel, Kensington Square, London W8 5HH as follows:

17th December – 4th Sunday of Advent

NO MASS on Christmas Eve

25th December – Christmas Day

31st December – New Years Eve

The Assumption Sisters wish you a Happy Christmas and every blessing for the New Year in 2024!

Lent Pilgrimage to France for Young Adults

Lent Pilgrimage to France for Young Adults

Begin Lent 2024 with two great saints!

Join the Religious of the Assumption and the British Province of Carmelites for a pilgrimage in the footsteps of St Marie Eugenie and St Therese of Lisieux to Paris and Lisieux in France from Thursday 15th – Sunday 18th February 2024.



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“Each of us has a mission here on earth”


Saint Marie Eugenie was convinced that God calls each person to a particular task here on earth, that each one has a part to play in building up the Kingdom. In the Assumption today this call can be lived out in different ways and through different vocations.