About Us


Maria De Mattias, foundress of the congregation of “The Sisters Adorers of the Blood of Christ” was born in Italy on February 4, 1805, to Ottavia De Angeles and Giovanni De Mattias.

Early Life:

Through the loving presence of her Father, at the age of eight, Maria’s heart was drawn to an ardent love of Jesus. Her father read the Scriptures to her when she was still very young, and she developed a great love for Jesus. Through dialog with her father, Maria learned and internalized not only the truths of the faith but also, and especially, episodes and Persons of the Sacred Scriptures.

Religious Life:

Under the guidance of one of St. Gaspar’s companions, (now Venerable) Fr. Giovanni Merlini, she founded the Congregation of the Sisters Adorers of the Blood of Christ, in Acuto (Frosinone) on 4 March 1834, at the age of twenty-nine. She had been called by the Administrator of Anagni, Bishop Giuseppe Maria Lais, to teach the young girls—she had learned to read and write on her own.


Maria De Mattias died in Rome on 20 August 1866 and was canonized on May 3, 2003.

Global Presence:

Today, the Sisters Adorers of the Blood of Christ is an international congregation with its presence in countries such as Italy, Switzerland, Croatia, Brazil, Korea, Germany Peru, to name a few. The congregation is committed to sharing Christ's redeeming love to the wounded humanity. The Adorers live among people in a simple and hospitable lifestyle; traveling new roads of reconciliation and solidarity. They carry in their hearts the flavor of "new wine", the newness of hope, the wine of celebration, of fraternity, of justice and dignity that all may experience the fullness of life, of which Christ's Blood is a sign and pledge.

Coloring the Movement of the Fallen Stars:

No one can pretend to love God who does not love other human beings. It is not we who loved God first, but it is God who loved us first (1Jn 1/19) St. Maria De Mattias exhorts all her sisters to love our “dear neighbors”.

We are all sent by God with the power of His Spirit to become messengers of love into the world, just as Jesus was sent by God (LK 4/18-19).

The Motto of the Holy Year of Mercy: “Merciful like the heavenly Father”: Keeping abreast with the call of holy father Pope Francis, our hearts too are moved to be the compassionate face of the heavenly Father to all, especially to the needy. Responding to the interior call from deep within, we, the members of the Aradhana family decided to do something unique.

Name of the movement “Coloring the fallen stars”. We have decided to take the following steps towards this:

  • Assist needy elderswith food, clothing, cleanliness, washing/bathing, moral assistance, etc.
  • A box is kept at the entrance of our institution to encourage people associated with the Aradhana family to contribute to this cause.
  • Two students from financially deprived backgrounds have been identified, we support their future for five consecutive years.
  • Wednesday is the day fixed for students of our institution to contribute something towards this cause. The class monitor will collect and hand over the same to the concerned person.

Prayer: Lord, help me/us love the other and be merciful when it hurts. Amen