Religious Sisters

A Sister is a woman who:

  • experiences her baptismal call to discipleship as a call to be lived out in a particular religious community through the profession of religious vows and in the light of its special spirit or charism
  • desires to love God with her whole being using all her gifts for the love and service of God’s people
  • Is prayerful, always desiring to grow in and to deepen her relationship with God
  • Lives with a heart open to God’s love, promises and will for her expressed through mutual discernment within her community
  • Is a woman of the Church committed to faithful service in God’s world in love, respect and justice
  • Is committed to sharing openly and generously in the life and mission of her community
  • may serve, if a member of an apostolic community, in one or more of a variety of ministries such as education, work for social justice, ecology for the care of God’s Earth, professional ethics, science or law, or in social work, pastoral care, work with those who are poor or marginalized, parish, youth, elder care ministry, health care, retreat ministry and spiritual direction,
  • may be asked to commit as a missionary working with people of diverse cultures and faith traditions for the common good
  • may be called to the primarily contemplative life of prayer for the world
  • Is open to the call of her religious community to serve wherever there is the greatest need to be met by the special charism of the community

Click “Clouds of Witnesses” to meet apostolic religious sisters who have given their lives for God’s love and justice