What is AMA ?
In 1954 the Assumption Sisters founded the Associate Missionaries of the Assumption (AMA) as a way of answering the many appeals of the world. Young women and men committed themselves to work and live with Assumption communities in Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Europe, sharing their vision of the Christian transformation of society and working to make it happen. Today, the work continues. While at their volunteer sites, AMA’s find new insight into God’s gifts through service to others. It is through their service that they come to understand more fully the rule of life of The Religious of the Assumption : "Love never remains idle : it makes us creative and impels us to heed all the appeals of the world and to find new ways of answering them." The mission of AMA today, as it began over 50 years ago, remains the same and continues to enrich the lives of volunteers, religious, and those served.
AMA is a lay community of persons whose life and mission are rooted in the love of Jesus Christ and His Church. Their lives are marked by bearing witness to :
- a community life characterized by a commitment to personal and communal growth, the values of a simple lifestyle, the spirituality of the contemplative in action, and a spirit of trust ;
- a prayer life deeply rooted in Jesus and Mary, the celebration of the Eucharist, and the celebration of prayer in community ;
- a life in mission impelled by the faith to work for the Christian transformation of society, which comes from faith.