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Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration

We are a community of vowed Franciscan women centered in Eucharist, committed to be loving presence through prayer, witness and service. True to our Franciscan Calling, we commit ourselves to building Christ's Kingdom of justice and peace. We continue our efforts to preserve and nurture God's creation, to increase social and global consciousness, to educate ourselves to political awareness, and to encourage action to effect change where necessary. Learn more

The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration announced on July 31, 2020 a gift of $1.5 million to NCR’s endowment earmarked to support and amplify “integral ecological education and journalism reflecting the spirit of Laudato Si’.”

Adrian Dominican Sisters

The Adrian Dominican Sisters, a congregation of more than 550 vowed women religious and 200 Associates, minister in 22 states and four countries: the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, Mexico, and Norway. In all of our ministries—education, health care, pastoral and retreat ministry, the arts, social work, ecology, and peace and justice advocacy—we strive to live out our Vision: to seek truth, make peace, reverence life. Learn more

Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph

The Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph is a religious community of nearly 500 vowed Catholic women and over 500 non-vowed associates who live and minister in the U.S. and around the world. We network with numerous ministries and support justice and peace initiatives including the abolishment of the death penalty, fair and just immigration policies, non-violence, anti-human trafficking and anti-racism efforts, and care of Earth. Our mission is to bring all into unity with God, with one another, and with all creation. Learn more

Dominican Sisters of Peace

Dominican Sisters of Peace, members of the Order of Preachers, are vowed Catholic Sisters who strive to live a life of peace-making wherever we are and in everything we do. “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.” (John 14:27) Jesus’ words in John’s Gospel are our prayer for the world. We live and work that all people might experience this peace and share this commitment with Dominican Associates who are lay women and men dedicated to a Dominican way of life. Together, we follow the Gospel and the tradition of the Roman Catholic Church and work to build a more peaceful world through our ministries, our prayer and our way of life. Learn more

Dominican Sisters of San Rafael

As a community of Catholic Sisters within the international Order of Preachers founded by St. Dominic in the 13th century, we dedicate our lives to preaching the Good News of truth, love, and justice. Through prayer, study, and reflection, we are called to respond with compassion and commitment to the critical issues of the times. Perhaps the most critical issue of our day is one with a focus on right relationship with mother earth that calls for a renewed awe but also individual and societal sacrifice. Learn more

Franciscan Sisters of Chicago

We’re a congregation of vowed women Religious founded in Chicago by Venerable Mary Theresa Dudzik. In the spirit of the Gospel we pray and live together in community. In charity we Sisters reach out to the poor and needy through our ministries of eldercare, pastoral care, education, and social services. Our life manifests our Franciscan values of contemplation, poverty, simplicity, and joy. Please take a few minutes to explore our website, our community, our ministry, and the Cause of our Foundress. Learn more

Loretto Community

The Loretto Community consists of the congregation of the Sisters of Loretto and Loretto Co-members. The congregation of the Sisters of Loretto at the Foot of the Cross was founded in rural Kentucky in 1812. Today, our Sisters and Co-members continue to live out the Loretto Community’s mission to “work for justice and act for peace because the Gospel urges us.” In the United States and throughout the world, Loretto Community members serve in many fields, including education, healthcare, elder care, environmental stewardship and advocacy. Learn more


Providence is a national, not-for-profit Catholic health system comprising a diverse family of organizations and driven by a belief that health is a human right. With 51 hospitals, 829 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and many other health and educational services, the health system and its partners employ more than 119,000 caregivers serving communities across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. Learn more

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth

For over two hundred years, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth (SCNs) have dedicated their lives to education, health care, and social work. With SCNs in five countries -- the United States, India, Nepal, Belize and Botswana -- the SCN family has grown to include not just Sisters but Associates, SCN volunteers, employees, friends, donors, and people around the world working in over 120 ministries. Ever mindful of the SCN mission statement, all are committed “…to work for justice in solidarity with oppressed peoples, especially the economically poor and women, and to care for the earth. We risk our lives and resources, both personally and corporately, as we engage in diverse ministries in carrying out this mission." Learn more

Sisters of Mercy

The Sisters of Mercy–an international community of Roman Catholic Women–dedicate their lives to God through vows of poverty, chastity, obedience and service. For more than 180 years, motivated by the Gospel of Jesus and inspired by the spirit of their founder, Catherine McAuley, the Sisters of Mercy have responded to the changing needs of the times. Through prayer and service, the sisters address the causes and effects of violence, racism, degradation of Earth and injustice to women and immigrants. The sisters serve in more than 200 organizations that work with those in need in the U.S., Central and South America, Jamaica, Guam and the Philippines. Learn more

Sisters of Saint Francis

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. Learn more

Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange

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 congregation. The Sisters strive to be mindful of the diverse and unmet needs of the dear neighbor. They work together with people living in the neighborhoods they serve to help improve the well-being of the local community. In creative collaboration with people where we serve, Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange tear down walls that divide and build bridges that unite. Learn more