COMMUNITIES BASED IN THE
Daughters of the Cross of Liege, UK We are an international group of Roman Catholic women who have been
called to understand and proclaim to others that the love
of God has been revealed to us in the most striking way
in the Passion and Death of Jesus. Our RESPONSE to
this great love is to honor Christ by loving and serving
COMMUNITIES BASED IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
Association of British Carmels The Carmelite Nuns
belong to the worldwide Order of the Discalced Carmelites. There are 20 Carmelite Monasteries and almost
300 nuns in the UK. Their lives are dedicated to prayer
in silence and solitude. Carmelite monasteries speak to
the world of God and spiritual realities. The sisters value
the companionship of Jesus above everything else. They
are aware of sin and suffering and sadness and death
throughout the world. They know that only Jesus has the
answer; they are prepared to stake their lives on this. On
behalf of all people, they choose to live out with Him the
mystery of His life and death, through which all will come
to His resurrection and the promise of fullness of life and
joy. They unite themselves with Jesus “who lives ever to
make intercession for the world” and their life’s purpose
is to bring themselves and all humanity closer to the love
of God. http://www.carmelnuns.org.uk; carmel.nuns@
tesco.net. Member of Compass.
Service, Prayer, and Community Life. Apostolic Service of
making Christ known and loved is carried out through a
variety of ministries, retreats, spiritual direction, chaplaincies, and faith development. Prayer is at the centre of the
mystery of the Cenacle and our lives as Cenacle Sisters.
Inspired by the Holy Spirit, prayer is at the heart of our
ministry and our ministry inspires our prayer so that in all
things Christ may be made known and loved. Community
Life is where we come together and seek to have but one
heart and soul. Our community of faith is gathered out
of love for God, united in our mission, nourished by the
Word of God and the Eucharist so that we may have the
grace of loving one another as Christ has loved us. http://
Member of Compass.
Congregation of Jesus Despite centuries of struggle in a
Church and a world unprepared for Mary Ward’s pioneering vision, sisters of the Congregation of Jesus today are
fulfilling her Ignatian dream of women at the apostolic
service of the Church and their fellow human beings all
over the world. Formed in the tradition of St. Ignatius and
the Spiritual Exercises we aspire to:
• be “wholly God’s” - finding God in all things;
Augustinian Sisters, Burgess Hill The Augustinian
Order was founded in 1842 in Bruges, Belgium by Reverend Canon Peter John Maes who devoted his life to
the care of the mentally ill. The Sisters of St. Augustine
was re-formed in 1866 when it established its first home,
St. George’s Retreat in Burgess Hill, Sussex, principally
to care for the mentally and physically ill. The Sisters
have continued to care for those that need it ever since.
Today our Sisters work in our own houses in the Diocese
of Plymouth, Northampton. We also have Sisters in
Birmingham and Westminster still carrying on the vision
of Canon Peter Maes. St. George’s is the Mother House,
where the new care village and three care homes have
been established. http://www.anh.org.uk; email@example.com.
uk. Member of Compass.
• be “lovers of truth and workers of justice” in the
light of the gospel;
• live as companions of Jesus, sharing in His mission
to our brothers and sisters.
Daughters of Mary and Joseph, UK We, the Daughters
of Mary and Joseph, are an international community of
vowed women religious. We are committed to deepening our relationship with Jesus Christ. This relationship
manifests itself as an individual and corporate response
to the needs of today’s world. Our mission is to be a compassionate, joyful presence that enables each person to
recognize his or her value and dignity. We are dedicated to
sharing the merciful love of God with all who experience
brokenness and poverty in any form. In England, we are
involved in a variety of ministries including retreat centers
and pastoral ministries. Whatever we do and wherever we
are, we are concerned for those seeking spiritual meaning
and values in their lives and we are called to make room
in our hearts for each person, especially those of whom
society says, “There is no place for you here.” http://www.
co.uk. Member of Compass.
Whether by working in schools and universities, prisons
or hospitals, spirituality centres or chaplaincies, through
education, spiritual direction, social action for justice and
hospitality we try to:
• live with passion;
• act with integrity;
• pray with desire.
http://www.cjengland.org/; firstname.lastname@example.org. Member of
Carmelites, Notting Hill, UK The mission of the Carmelite is to enter, by the total gift of herself, into the saving
mission of Christ, who gave himself for us that we might
come to a fuller life in God. The Carmelite is one with all
people, those who believe, those who search, and those
who do not know that they are searching, She identifies
with all that is worthy of humanity’s endeavour. Yet she
is called to a life that is counter-cultural: to live quietly,
against the background noise of the city; to live sparingly in an increasingly wasteful age; to live hidden in a
competitive society; above all, to live lovingly in a violent
world. In her contemplative prayer, the Carmelite carries
the needs and hopes of every person before God, lifting the
face of humanity to the Father, and opening her heart to be
a channel of his outpouring love for all. Each sister works
for the good of all and everything is held in common.
While silence is maintained throughout the day as far
as possible, this is balanced by two periods of recreation
when the sisters come together to strengthen the bonds
of community life. http://www.carmelitesnottinghill.
Member of Compass.
Congregation of the Sacred Hearts, Ireland and England The Congregation of the Sacred Hearts represented
by the abbreviation SS.CC. after its Latin name Sacrorum
Cordium, is a worldwide missionary order whose mission
is to contemplate, live, and proclaim God’s love in the
world. There are over 1500 in the Congregation made up
priests, brothers, and sisters and an increasing number of
lay associate members in over 30 countries throughout the
world. The Ireland-England Province has its provincial
house near Dublin for priests and brothers as well as sisters. There are currently 23 male members and 16 female
members involved in a range of ministries from school
chaplaincy and retreat work, parish and pastoral support
activities as well as missionary support programmes. In
Ireland, the community is involved in parish work, chaplaincy, pastoral care, and youth initiatives. In England, the
congregation is active in parish work in Ealing, Acton, and
Nunhead in South London. http://www.sacred-hearts.net;
email@example.com. Member of Compass.
Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (Salesian Sis-
ters), UK Our religious family has its origin in the heart
and mind of St. John Bosco and the creative fidelity with
which St. Mary Domenica Mazzarello and her sisters
assumed the project he intended, that of being called
Daughters of Mary Help of Christians. The Salesian Sisters
of the Province of St. Thomas of Canterbury feel strongly
called to follow Jesus, dedicating our lives to God through
service for others. The Salesian charism—our special gift
and responsibility—is to reach out to the young offering
friendship, support, and help for their journey through
life, and especially looking out for those most in need.
Community is a key value for us. We consider it important
to live together as “family.” We encourage others to work
with us for the good of the young, and most communities
benefit by the presence of committed Salesian coopera-
tors and co-workers. http://www.salesiansisters.org.uk/;
firstname.lastname@example.org. Member of Compass.
Daughters of St. Paul, UK We are an international
Catholic community of religious women dedicated to
spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ, using all forms
of communication. Our spirituality is nurtured by the
Eucharist and the Word of God and expressed through
our collaborative effort to present the living message of
Christ in a way that is meaningful for people today. We are
committed to spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ,
through word, color, and sound in the spirit of the apostle
Paul. We use all forms of communication, new and old,
to enable people of every nation to find for themselves
an answer to their hearts’ deepest questions. http://www.
pauline-uk.org/Contactus.asp?id=69; email@example.com. Member of Compass.
Cenacle Sisters, Liverpool Cenacle Sisters are inspired
“to work for the transformation of the world by awakening
and deepening faith with and for the people of our time.”
Our three-fold mission is lived out through Apostolic
Mary of Magdala... who received the mission to announce
the Good News. Today, women have an important role in
attentiveness to the various forms of suffering that pervade
our societies, as well as in handing on the Faith. In com-
munity we receive the mission to carry the Good News
of Jesus the Saviour into the varied realities of our lives.
The Sisters, since the beginning, have been able to adapt
to respond to the calls of the Church and the needs of the
milieus to which they are sent. http://www.fillesdejesus.
org; firstname.lastname@example.org. Member of Compass.
Daughters of Jesus Before speaking in terms of action and of service, the choice of religious life, for us, is
founded on an obvious interior fact: Christ has taken hold
of us and we have replied. This spiritual experience of an
encounter is a source of renewal and strength for mission.
We feel a “family relationship” with the women of the
Gospel: Mary, the mother of Jesus; the Samaritan woman;
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