Who we are

Catholic Women
Religious Sisters

Alive with the joy of the Gospel

Bringing Christ’s love and mercy to people in need

In Africa, South and Central America, Europe and USA

Where we are

We are an international congregation.  We live and work in Brazil, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ireland, Kenya, Liberia, Mexico, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, and Zambia.

What we do

HEALTH CARE: healing the sick, building healthy communities
EDUCATION: key to human development at all levels
PASTORAL CARE: The Word of God alive in people’s lives
SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT: in cities, villages and rural communities
CARE FOR THE EARTH: loving the planet
REFUGEES: reaching out to street children, fighting against human trafficking
REBUILDING shattered lives after devastation of war and disease


“Shout for joy you heavens, exult you earth!
You mountains break into happy cries.
For the Lord consoles his people,
And takes pity on those who are afflicted.”
Isaiah 49:13


“Go out to the whole world, proclaim the Good News to all creation.” Mark 16:16


Healing communities. Sister Ann Kelly with families whose lives have been shattered by Ebola.
READ MORE  Letter from Liberia


Caring for the earth. Sister Mary O’Shea works with communities to replace Eucalyptus trees in Ndu Sub-Division in Cameroon. The underground water resources were being destroyed by the Eucalyptus trees growing in the water catchment areas, thus adding water shortage to every other form of poverty. 60,000 trees had to be cut down and uprooted, and 15,000 Prunus Africana planted in their place. Now five years on the benefits of a good water supply are being enjoyed by the people.


Education is key to development. Here Sister Mary Unwuchola is seen teaching her class in Addis Ababa.




Education continues to be the key in rural areas, such as Fatima Girls’ Secondary School. Sister Augustina Akaeze is seen here with some of her students.



Women building bridges: Sister Sabina Anokwu, co-founder of Sisters of Faith for Peace, at the launching of the new movement which brought together women from Christianity, Islam and Judaism. Mrs Sabina Higgins, wife of President of Ireland Michael D Higgins, spoke at the occasion: “I am wholeheartedly with you. The world we want to bequeath to our children is one of peace, of open religious practice, and of harmonious intercultural relations.” (more…)

The Joy of the Gospel

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