The Mission of Divine Mercy

A Catholic Monastery and Sanctuary in the Texas Hill Country New Braunfels, TX
The Mission of Divine Mercy
The Mission of Divine Mercy
The Mission of Divine Mercy
The Mission of Divine Mercy

Who We Are

In the history of the Catholic Church, the Holy Spirit has often raised up new communities to face the needs of new situations. The Mission of Divine Mercy (MDM) is a new community , of priests and men and women religious, seeking to be an instrument of Jesus' Mercy for our world today through prayer, the celebration of the Mass and a profound awareness of the Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. Our ENCOUNTER WITH JESUS is a four-day, silent retreat focused on drawing close to the Person of Jesus.

Our place of ministry Mission La Divina Misericordia is 130 acres located in the Texas Hill Country midway between San Antonio and Austin. It is a sanctuary, monastery and center for our silent retreats.

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About Us

Traditional Liturgy, Spirit-filled, Friendly, Multigenerational, Lots of kids

Traditional Hymns



English, Spanish, Latin


Plan Your Visit



1531 Indian Chief Trl
New Braunfels, TX 78132-2044

(830) 629-5042


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Our Services

What are services like?
St. Joseph Chapel is simple, rustic and holds approximately 200 people. We have Mass at 8 AM on Saturday morning and at 11 AM on Sunday morning. Our liturgies are reverent and focused on the Eucharist. Mass on Sunday is accompanied by an a capella choir. For daily Mass schedules and times of Eucharistic Adoration, please see our website calendar at The Mission property is consecrated ground and we ask that people who come here, out of respect for Our Lord and for one another, dress modestly. Please refrain from wearing shorts, sleeveless shirts, hemlines or slits above the knee, or any tight, low-cut or provocative clothing.

What is the community like?
We are a monastic community and retreat center, not a parish. Our very diverse congregation draws from the area between San Antonio and Austin, and is largely made up of people from Anglo and Hispanic backgrounds. We have families, singles and retirees.

What if I'm not a Christian?
People of all faiths are welcome to attend. We simply ask that you respect the requirements of our Catholic Faith tradition.

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Fr. John Mary Foster

Fr. John Mary Foster

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