Religious Communities

Benedictine Sisters of St. Agnes (OSB)

“We are called to love as the Blessed Virgin Mary loved, by immersing our minds and hearts in God in a continual act of adoration, so that our entire lives become an expression of the love of the Son for the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit.”

Sister(s): Tukuza Mpangara

Daughers of Mary Immaculate (DMI)

“Our mission consists of striving with diligence and alertness to sanctifying our souls… We offer ourselves as an individual with all different kinds of talents and tasks flowing together in community life.”

Sister(s): Lourde Khoshaba, Magdalena Kizy, Agnes Danial, Madeline Shayota, Barbara Hanna, Alexandra Matti, Selma (Hiba) Yousif

Daughters of Divine Charity (FDC)

“We the Daughters of Divine Charity of Holy Province, make God’s love visible in the world by reaching out to those in need, especially to women, youth, and the elderly.”

Sister(s): Janet Marich, Olivete Alcantara Brandao, Valdecina Silva

Discalced Carmelites (OCD)

“We are daughters of St. Teresa of Avila who profess an allegiance to Jesus Christ by living a consecrated life of silent, solitary prayer in a small community of sisters where we strive each day to help one another grow in love and joy, depth and devotion as we journey toward our goal: union with God.”

Sister(s): Maria Fideles Musiko, Helen (Maura) Coakley, Alberta Curran, Michaela Gresko, Yvonne Hanke, Electa Hevener, Jane Joppa, Astrid Kershaw, Ancilla Murray, Joanna Baker, Justina Kim, Ara Marie Young, Carolyn Nguyen, Xuan Pham

Dominican Sisters, Adrian, MI (OP)

“In the mission of Jesus we Adrian Dominican Sisters discover and identify ourselves as women called together to share faith and life with one another and sent into our world to be with others bearers and recipients of his love co-creators of his justice and peace.”

Sister(s): Joan Kowalski

Dominican Sisters, Sparkill, NY (OP)

“Joyful women of prayer and compassion who proclaim the Reign of God through ministry for justice and reverence for all creation.”

Sister(s): James Louise Downey

Dominican Sisters, Tacoma, WA (OP)

“Our Dominican tradition of contemplation impels us to collaborate in networks of spiritual, educational and political commitment to create a just society that addresses basic human needs and ends the violence that erodes our planet.”

Sister(s): Margaret E. Kelly

Hermanas del Corazón de Jesús Sacramentado (HCJS)

“Somos una familia religiosa dedicada a la evangelización y a la promoción humana. Nos une el infinito amor al Corazón de Jesús en la Eucaristía.”

Sister(s): Norma Alicia Reyes Lopez, Esther Segura Chávez

Mercedarian Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament (HMSS)

“Our life revolves around the Eucharist. It is there, in silent adoration of the Blessed Sacrament that we discover the actual captivities that enslave us and our brothers and sisters.”

Sister(s): Teresita Paz, Rosa Erlinda Pocasangre, Martha Mendoza, Teresa Gomez

Missionaries of Charity (MC)

The Aim of our Society is to quench [[the] infinite thirst of God Made Man…
The Missionaries of Charity, using the four vows,… continually give the thirsting God to drink of their love and the love of souls they bring to Him.

Sister(s): M. Angelica Li Tam, M. Dorothy Bly, Maria Agnes Morales Sanchez, Maria Jojo, Maria Carmel Bute, M.Colmcille McGinn, M. Hilarina Francis, M. Soledad Madrio, M. Catherine of Siena Riley, M. Taissa Medeiros, M. Catherine Pulikkal, Mary Grace Medina Chavarria, M. Ancy Kollikolavil, M. Joy Bourgeois, M. Carmelita Carrillo Perez, M. Czestochowa Kaczor, Mary Agnes Emanuel, M. Fatima Sebastian

Religious of Jesus and Mary (RJM)

“As Claudine Thevenet grew in knowledge, wisdom and age, she discovered that “the best support to faithfulness in ministry is the loving help of friends who share one’s desires.” Early on, after the French Revolution, she began to know the consoling power of an expanding community, even before the foundation of her religious congregation.”

Sister(s): Natalia Mejia, Rosemary Nicholson, Dina Marie Garcia, Bernadette Oliva, Martha Maria Torres

Religious of the Incarnate Word (CVI)

“We witness to the Gospel message by our love for one another, by our prayer, by our awareness of the call to conversion and by our ministry. We accomplish our mission of evangelization through Christian education, especially the faith formation of young people, by outreach to the elderly, and by discerning other needs which call forth gifts and talents of the Sisters.”

Sister(s): Maria de Lourdes Barboza-Camarena, Judith Mosera, Delia Sarabia, Maria de la Paz Mejia, Monica del Hoyo, Carmen Romero, Martha Eugenia Aldana, Hellen Wawira Muchira

School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND)

“Educators in all we do. For us, teaching extends beyond the classroom and into the lives of the people we serve-especially women, children and persons who are poor.”

Sister(s): Cora Weismantel, Adrienne Taitano, Virginia (Gloria) Sturgeon, Mary Dietz, Guadalupe Valdez

Sister Servants of the Blessed Sacrament (SJS)

“Catholic Sisters increasing the love of Jesus in the Eucharist and Mary, his mother, through the ecclesial ministry of Catholic education.”

Sister(s): Eva Rodriguez, Lilia Vega, Patricia Rodriguez, Lilia Barba, Hilda Angelica Barrera, Ana Rosa Aceves, Brigida Ornelas, Esmeralda Razo, Alma Celina Davalos, Maria Casas, Ana Maria Guzman, Juanita (Juana) Pereyra, Aurora Lopez-Ornelas, Katia Aimee Chavez, M. Elvia Gonzalez, Ma. Esther Nunez, Bertha Maria Meza, Maria Paz Uribe, Maria Elena Whitney, Adriana Rebeca Zuro, Maria Guadalupe Hernandez, Abigail Chavez Gonzalez, Luz Maria Jimenez, Eva Lujano, Maria Luisa Pelayo, Gabriela Rodriguez, Margarita Gallardo-Rodriguez

Sisters for Christian Community (SFCC)

“The Mission of Sisters for Christian Community is to birth a new understanding of the reign of God. We envisoin building a global community where all will be one, and where openness to the Spirit empowers us to search new and challenging horizons.”

Sister(s): Christine Bellefontaine, Patrice Bennett, Margaret Castro, Maria Dowhaniuk, Carmen Figueroa, Gloria Galvan

Sisters of Mercy of Americas, West-Midwest (RSM)

“As Sisters of Mercy, rooted in the spirituality of Catherine McAuley, we embrace lives of both prayer and service. In our times of prayer, we recognize God’s mercy in our daily lives and respond by offering ourselves to be a merciful presence and resource for others. We do this through our ministry in parishes, hospitals, schools and universities and in our retreat centers.”

Sister(s): Jo Ceal Young, Rosanne McGrath, Mary Leonita Metoyer, Cecile Ley, Mary Waskowiak, Gloria Mary Avila, Mary Kay Dobrovolny

Sisters of Nazareth (CSN)

“The charism of this community is to spread the message of the Redeeming Love of Jesus of Nazarene to all the families by bringing them to COMMUNION with the Trinity and Communion with the Fellow Human Beings.”

Sister(s): Rose Hoye, Anne Connors, Vera Anne Chan, Catherine M. Rea, Loreta Matila, Fintan Keaveney

Sisters of Providence of St. Mary of the Woods (SP)

“The Sisters of Providence are a community of Catholic women religious who collaborate with othes to create a more just and hope-filled world through prayer, education, service and advocacy.”

Sister(s): Doreen Lai

Sisters of Social Service (SSS)

“We, Sisters of Social Service, are women of many cultures who come together to fulfill the Gospel call to care for the alienated. The right of all people to live in dignity is at the heart of our work and of our religious faith.”

Sister(s): Elizabeth Lopez, Diana Sabia, Carol Pack, Grace Boys

Sisters of St. Clare (OSC)

“The Sisters of St. Clare are contemplative women who live in community and are engaged in a variety of ministries using their gifts and talents in the srvice of God’s people.”

Sister(s): Madeline Fitzgerald

Sisters of St. Francis Clinton, Iowa (OSF)

“We Clinton Franciscans, in the spirit of Saint Francis and Saint Clare, are called to contemplation and continual conversion and are sent as instruments of God’s peace. We promote active nonviolence and peacemakeing, seek justice for those marginalized and care for all creation.”

Sister(s): Mary Lou Carlson, Patricia Weldon, LaVern Olberding

Sisters of St. Francis, Philadelphia (OSF)

“We, the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, choose to live the Gospel in the prophetic spirit of Francis of Assisi and our foundress Mother Francis Bachmann. With Jesus Christ as Brother, we live as sister with one another, with the entire human family, and with all creation. Calling ourselves and one another to continuous conversion of heart, we commit ourselves to a life of contemplation, poverty, and humility.”

Sister(s): Kathleen Flood, Maria Anna Dela Paz

Sisters of St. Francis, Rochester (OSF)

“Led by the Holy Spirit to embrace the Gospel life of continual conversion, through prayer, community and service, in the tradition of Francis, Clare and Mother Alfred, we, Rochester Franciscan Sisters and Cojourners, commit ourselves to be a compassionate presence for peace in our world, striving for justice and reverence for all creation.”

Sister(s): Kathleen Warren

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Los Angeles (CSJ)

“Our mission: To continue the mission of Jesus “that all may be one,” (John 17:21) We minister is a way that: heals and reconciles, serves all persons without distinction, makes known through their lives the gospel they proclaim, enables others to assume a more active responsiblity for continuing the mission of Jesus, recognizes and defends the human dignity of all persons. promotes justice with a particular concern for the poor.”

Sister(s): Maureen Evelyn Brown, Ellen Marie Ryan, Frances Michele Francese, Carlotta DiLorenzo, Suzanne Ensminger, Margaret Murray, Dolores Anchondo, Charlene Del Bianco, Fay Hagen, Anne Lorraine Mahlmeister

Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange (CSJO)

“The mission of all Sisters of St. Joseph is a participation in the mission of Jesus: to bring all people into union with God and with one another, serving them according to their needs and their own various gifts, in all the spiritual and corporal works of mercy that may be within the power of the congretation.”

Sister(s): Joyce Anne (Joy) Thomas

Sisters of the Precious Blood (C.PP.S.)

Urged by the redeeming love of Jesus the Christ and rooted in Eucharistic prayer, we Sisters of the Precious Blood proclaim God’s love by being a life-giving, reconciling presence in our fractured world.

Sister(s): Mary Yarger

Society of the Sacred Heart (RSCJ)

“The Society of the Sacred Heart unites some 2,200 women in 41 countries in a global mission: to deepen our understanding of God’s love and reveal it to the world through the service of education.”

Sister(s): Virginia Rodee, Mary Hotz, Anne Wente, Marina Hernandez, Marie Louise Flick, Annette Schmeling, Regina Shin, Uchenna Oluoha, Muriel Cameron


Sr. Kathleen Warren, OSF
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