Him above all in the poorest, weakest and most suffering
people. Living in a religious community means choosing to live with God and with others, for God and for
others. Today the Daughters of the Cross seek to build
communities of faith, centered on the Eucharist and
nourished by prayer, in order to fulfill the Congregation’s
apostolic mission. Our ministries are many and varied. You
will find us: visiting and caring for the sick and infirm;
providing pastoral ministries in parishes, schools, and
hospitals; and working for peace and justice. http://www.
Member of Compass.
broken world. Our common vision of Gospel community
flows into service through education, health-care, social,
pastoral, and spiritual support. As Franciscan women we
commit ourselves to living as ‘sister’ to all people and the
whole of creation. Right relationships lie at the heart of
our charism. We rejoice in our gifts of family, simplicity
and joy that permeate our communities. As a small International congregation we are enriched by our cultural
diversity. We value our personal and community prayer
which nourishes us for the many and different ways in
which we are called to serve God’s people. http://www.
co.uk. Member of Compass.
we are women of many nations who have heard a call
to FOLLOW JESUS, in the spirit of Mary the Mother of
Jesus. We are women who simply believe beyond belief
that our small talents and capacity to love and serve echo
the love and service Jesus gave to those he encountered
in His life. Our ministries may vary, but we are all called
to bring to the world the healing presence of Jesus. The
individual way we do this is through our involvement
in: prayer for the dying; hospital/hospice/parish visits;
bereavement support; spiritual direction; support of the
elderly in their own homes; working with the homeless;
and school chaplaincy. http://www.lcmsisters.org.uk/;
email@example.com. Member of Compass.
Daughters of the Heart of Mary, Ireland and England The Society of the Daughters of the Heart of Mary
is a world-wide congregation of Women Religious born in
the 18th century through the inspiration of a priest and
a laywoman who ardently desired to imitate Our Blessed
Mother and live like her. Today we Daughters of the Heart
of Mary continue to live out our founders’ inspiration
through lives of contemplation in action. Living together
is not obligatory, so you will find us living in common
houses, individually, or with family members. We gather as
often as we can in community, giving support to each other
in our ministries through sharing and prayer. A partial list
of individual ministries includes teachers, religious educators, pastoral associates, social workers, nurses, spiritual directors, and a variety of secular professions which,
through obedience, become our apostolates. http://www.
dhmary.com/; firstname.lastname@example.org. Member of Compass.
Infant Jesus Sisters We are an International group of
Catholic Women Religious serving in 16 countries. We
desire to center ourselves in God, who is constantly creating and recreating all that lives. Our institute, founded in
France in 1662, has always had a strong focus on mission,
with sisters being trained to serve the needs of people in
Europe, Asia, the Americas, and Africa. In collaboration
with others, our current ministries include teaching, working with refugees and asylum seekers, visiting and supporting the “traveling community,” running a pony center,
bereavement counseling, art therapy, awareness raising
in the field of ecology and care of the earth, catechetical
formation of children and adults, pastoral leadership in
parishes, and many activities in the promotion of justice,
peace, and integrity of creation. http://www.infantjesus-sisters.org; email@example.com. Member of Compass.
Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary, Ireland At the
core of being Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary is
missioning – the readiness to be sent, to go beyond the
boundaries of our own country and culture to find, nurture, and share the Good News with those in any kind of
need, especially with the poor, oppressed, and exploited
through the ministries of healing, education, pastoral
work, and community development. We are always
searching for new ways in which to find and nurture the
seed that is Christ in every culture – the living hope of
liberation. Come join us on this remarkable journey of
faith, worship and service! Learn how to love your neighbors in the global community. Experience the wonders of
many cultures. Speak the language of the poor wherever
you are led. http://www.holyrosarymissionarysisters.org;
firstname.lastname@example.org. Member of Compass.
Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena, Newcastle,
Natal We are passionate about our call to follow Christ
and share in His mission. Through contemplative prayer
and reflective study our minds are open to truth. We are
a multi-cultural, prophetic community who are committed to right relations with God, each other, society,
and creation. Inspired by the zeal of Saint Dominic; we
desire to bring the liberating message of the Gospel to
a world searching for meaning and hope. This we do as
Dominicans through various forms of the ministry of
preaching, particularly in education and evangelization.
We are sent out on our apostolate by the community and
return to our communities to be refreshed by the prayers
and goodwill of the community. We strive to share our
faith and doubts with each other. In wrestling with the
truth together we make sense of who we are, and what
we are called to be in the light of the Gospel. http://www.
co.uk. Member of Compass.
La Retraite Sisters We are an international group of
Catholic religious women committed to witnessing to
the love of God in the world. Our name touches both our
history and who we are today. When we began in 1674,
in Brittany, France, we provided retreats for women and
that’s how our name ‘La Retraite’—from the French word
for retreat—stuck. Today, retreat work means helping
people in their prayer and human and spiritual development. This happens not only through formal retreats and
spiritual direction, but through chaplaincy, pastoral work,
teaching, health care, and adult formation and education.
The center of our life as La Ratraite Sisters is a personal
and loving God that is mighty and tender, real and hidden, reassuring and challenging. The things which help us
deepen our faith and commitment include the experience
of the love and faithfulness of God, our Rule of Life, our
communities (small groups of sisters living together),
and Ignatian spirituality. http://www.laretraite.ws/en/0.
htm; email@example.com. Member of Compass.
Oblates of the Assumption Missionary Sisters, UK The
Oblates of the Assumption live and work in over 20 countries worldwide. We live lives of Contemplation in action;
driven by a love of Christ, the Virgin Mary and the Church
(to be deepened continually and taken “to the world”). We
live in international and intergenerational communities;
with an ardent desire for the Coming of God’s Kingdom:
within us, between us, around us. We are open to the
modern world with a passion for mission; in collaboration
with our Brothers: the Augustinians of the Assumption
(with whom we share the same founder). Faithful to the
spirit of our founder, Emmanuel d’Alzon, we aim to live
this mission as: daughters of the Church and workers for
unity who seek the Glory of God and the realization of the
ultimate desire of Christ: “May they be one”. Ecumenism
and Inter-Faith dialogue are, therefore, foremost in all that
we do. Our Motto is: Thy Kingdom Come. http://www.
Member of Compass.
Faithful Companions of Jesus Our vocation is simply to
be Companions of Jesus, sharing in the mission of Jesus in
the world. We are called to follow Jesus faithfully, willing
to stand at the foot of the cross like Mary and the holy
women. To be one with Jesus in his thirst for the coming of
the Kingdom of God. We live an Ignatian spirituality and,
as Faithful Companions of Jesus, our missionary spirit
urges us to adapt our work to the changing needs of Society
and to the culture in which we live. In a world often torn
apart by violence and poverty we offer our whole selves
for whatever God is asking of us. firstname.lastname@example.org;
http://www.fcjsisters.org/. Member of Compass.
COMMUNITIES BASED IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood We
are an International Religious Congregation of Catholic
women who proclaim with their lives the joy and freedom
of the Gospel in the spirit of Francis and Clare of Assisi.
We share in Christ’s mission and witness to our charism
by channelling our energies and resources primarily for
the voiceless and the vulnerable in our beautiful but
La Sainte Union Sisters As Holy Union Sisters we draw
our inspiration from the Mystery of the Incarnation believing that in Jesus of Nazareth, God became one of us,
fully engaged in human history, alert and responsive to
human need. We draw strength and encouragement from
our personal prayer and relationship with God; reflection
and prayer together; and from our awareness of Christ. We
began as educators in the 19th century and we continue
to serve as educators and are now also engaged in many
other diverse ministries, including spiritual and human
development, faith formation, pastoral ministering in
parishes, schools, prison nursing care, community development, and work with immigrants and refugees. We are
called to be at the heart of the world revealing God’s love.
Member of Compass.
Little Company of Mary Sisters, UK Inspired by the
faith, courage, and initiative of our founder, Mary Potter,
Poor Servants of the Mother of God, UK We are an
international group of Catholic women who share a life
commitment to Jesus Christ, the Incarnate God. We
combine prayer and community life, which supports our
gospel response and service to the poor and vulnerable.
We are involved in local parishes and communities in
pastoral care and catechetical work. Many sisters also take
part in such ministries as prison, school, and university
chaplaincy and work with the homeless, refugees, asylum seekers, and others in need. Our foundress, Frances
Taylor, understood the “Word made flesh” as the Father’s
greatest gift to humanity. Her response to God’s great
love and self giving in the person of Jesus was her own
self-giving love expressed in service of the poor. From
her example flows the central philosophy and ethos of
the Congregation, the unique value and inherent dignity
of each person as created by God and redeemed by Jesus.
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