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              Ecclesiastical Affiliation Charter

                Date of Charter: January 08,  2017

 
USA – Memorial of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha – July 14 
 
Hermits of Divine Mercy
 
Priest
 
 Reverend Father Michael Cuozzo+, OFE, DD, STD, PhD
Guardian
 
Brothers
 
 Brother William Seuffert, HDM, BA, MDiv, STL
Prior / Founder
 
 Brother Daniello Ting, HDM 
 
Sisters
 
 Sister Serena, HDM, BA 
 Sister Marie Spece, HDM 
 
Postulant
 
Thelma Todak
 
Pray For Our Deceased
 
Brother Emmit Dove, HDM 
 
 
On Sunday, January 8, 2017, Epiphany of the Lord, the OFE formed its third ecclesiastical affiliation (charter) with the Hermitage of Saint Tekakwitha, which is in Virginia, USA.  The hermitage is under the administration of Hermits of Divine Mercy.
 
Brother Prior William Seuffert, HDM, founder of the Hermitage, also founded the Hermits of Divine Mercy as a contemplative Roman Catholic religious order of monks and nuns who are in good standing with the Church. HDM provides a community for men, women, and married couples who are 50 years of age, or older and who are normally excluded by other orders because of infirmity, age or marital status. They live a hermits’ lives of prayer and never leave their homes, a new concept in monastic living.  They follow the rule of Saint Benedict and Mount Carmel spirituality. Each home is a personal hermitage and is part of the larger community of Hermits of Divine Mercy.  Like traditional orders, they also take vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. For married people, chastity means a strengthening of the marriage vows. Poverty in all ways includes good stewardship of monies and obedience to Church and superiors.
 
Hermits of Divine Mercy ministerial mission is Trinitarian in structure:  first, they pray for religious, priest, and all clergy; second, to bring God’s mercy to everyone through teaching the Chaplet of Divine Mercy to all and praying the Chaplet; third, to assist the church as needed even though they are mainly a contemplative religious order. The Chaplet of the Divine Mercy is a Christian devotion based on the visions of Jesus as reported by Saint Mary Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938), known as “the Apostle of Mercy.” She was a Polish sister of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, and canonized as a Catholic saint in 2000.
 
Note: The chaplet is a Roman Catholic prayer form in the Roman Catholic Church, often said as a rosary-based prayer with the same set of rosary beads used for reciting the Holy Rosary or the Chaplet of Holy Wounded.
 
Abbot Father Michael Cuozzo+, OFE, OFC, is the Guardian of the Hermits of Divine Mercy (HDM).
 
 
 
 Hermitage of Saint Tekakwitha Charter
 
 
“Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us from God the Father and from Jesus Christ the Father’s Son in truth and love.”