2131 West 27th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90018-3018
Mr. Sedgwick, the great benefactor of the foundation in Kansas City, requested a foundation in the city of Los Angeles where he lived, but time had passed without receiving a favorable response. Two years later, in 1926, he became gravely ill with apoplexy and notified the Superiorin Kansas City. Divine Providence used this incident to make the new foundation a reality on March 3, 1928. There were five founding Sisters with Mother Orosia Cabezas at the head of the Community. Currently, the Sisters are dedicated to caring for the sick in their own homes.
140 North “G” Street
Oxnard, CA 93030-5214
During her official visit to the community in Los Angeles, Mother Provincial Acacia Lasa met with the Visitator of Religious, Monsignor Nicholas Martin, who urged her to begin a foundation in Oxnard. He knew the Servants of Mary very well since they had cared for his mother. The General Government accepted the proposal for the foundation of a convent as well as for a Novitiate. The foundation took place on October 10, 1961. There were five founding Sisters with Mother Expectación Llordén as the Superior. Currently the Novitiate for the United States is located there, and the Community of Sisters are dedicated to caring for the sick in their own home during the day and night, and they also make home visits.
Mary Health of the Sick Convalescent Hospital
2929 Theresa Drive
Newbury Park, CA 91320-3194
When the Cardinal of Los Angeles, Francis James, was visiting the Provincial Superior of the Province of the United States, Mother Acacia Lasa, he insisted on the importance of having a hospital where the Novices could gain experience in the ministry with the sick and also to meet a great and urgent necessity in the Archdiocese: the care of chronic patients. After obtaining the approval of the General Government, the foundation of this hospital, “Mary Health of the Sick”, took place on June 20, 1964. There were thirteen founding Sisters with Mother Teresa Etchegaray at the head of the Community. The Sisters continue this beautiful mission of caring for the elderly patients in this convalescent hospital.
"Thus affirms Christ our Lord mystically personified in suffering humanity. The sick are the visible image of the suffering Christ and it is He we serve in the person of our patient. Union of our patient with Christ should be the idea which motivates all the comfort, care and vigilance we extend to those we care for."
(Constitutions of the Servants of Mary)