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Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions, UK We are
committed in a special way to working with women
and the young because we believe that when you
educate women, you help to educate families and to
build a better world. We allow ourselves to be called
to account by the Gospel and to respond with responsibility and prophetic ardour similar to those which
animated our founder, Euphrasie Barbier. In the light
of reflection and research in today’s Church, we are
convinced that mission demands solidarity on the one
hand and, on the other, a change of direction in the
name of the Gospel. The possibilities for ministry here
are limitless. At present our apostolic involvement
includes teaching, retreat work, parish ministry, adult
education, social work, mission appeals, work with
immigrants and refugees, care of the elderly, hospital
and hospice chaplaincy, working with the homeless,
and hospitality for student sisters from Bangladesh,
Kenya, Myanmar, and Vietnam. www.rndm.org; firstname.lastname@example.org. Member of Compass.
Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, UK (C.S.J.P.) “We
are beginning a new order. We want brave, noble,
large-minded, and courageous souls.” These words
written by our founder Mother Clare in 1887 continue to inspire us today. She founded our Congregation to promote peace in family life, the church, and
society. “The very name, Sisters of Peace will, it is
hoped, inspire the desire of peace and a love for it.”
We are called to practice hospitality, nonviolence,
and care for creation in our mission of peace. We
respond to God’s people in need and promote social
justice as a way to peace. Our sisters minister in
education, health care, parish ministry, social justice,
spiritual direction, and peace ministry in the U.S.,
U.K., and Haiti. Prayer is fundamental to our life.
Our presence to one another in community enables,
sustains, and challenges us to be responsive to our
mission. We face the future with gratitude and hope.
Sr. Maureen Brennan, maureenbrennancsjp@gmail.
com; www.csjp.org. Member of Compass.
Sisters of the Holy Family of Bordeaux The Holy
Family was founded in 1820 by Pierre Noailles, a
priest of Bordeaux. Our Family is characterized by
its inclusive nature, incorporating Apostolic and
Contemplative sisters who together form a Religious
Institute; an Institute of Consecrated Seculars; Priest
Associates and Men and Women Lay Associates. We
are present on five continents and have communities
in 24 countries throughout the world. In our diverse
ministries, we continue the mission of Jesus who
came to bring good news to the poor and to gather
all God’s children into one family. We model our
lives on the Holy Family of Nazareth and the first
Christians who had but one heart and one mind.
Our spirituality calls us to choose life and to live in
communion with God and the entire cosmic family.
Together we form a sacred community of life whose
source is our Trinitarian God. Sr. Maria Crowley,
email@example.com; www.holyfamily-bordeaux.org. Member of Compas.
Ursulines of Jesus An international religious congregation, we are women who allow the Holy Spirit
to urge us to be the image and presence of Christ in
the world today. Today, as at the beginning of our
Congregation, the love of Christ spurs us on to look
at the pressing needs of our time in order to be at the
service of life. Our original ministries of education,
nursing and support of priests are now expressed
in: parish pastoral ministry, catechesis, spiritual
accompaniment, university and hospital chaplaincy,
counseling, holistic therapies, healthcare and working with the marginalized. www.ursulinesjesus.org;
firstname.lastname@example.org. Member of Compass.
Ursulines Sisters, Brentwood We belong to a
worldwide network of Ursuline sisters founded by
Angela Merici. St. Angela had a particular concern
for the development and fulfilment of women. Her
zeal for serving those in need continues to inspire
us today. Our sisters work in education, day-care
centres, hospice, refugee centres, prison and hospital chaplaincy, parish ministry, with the Travelling
community, and in one-to-one accompaniment. We
come from many differing backgrounds, but all of
us share a desire to bring Christ to the world by a
consecrated life lived in community, prayer, and
work. We set our entire lives aside for the service
of God. In chastity we commit ourselves fully so
that we are centred on Christ, through poverty we
aim to live simply and have our goods in common,
and by obedience we commit ourselves to putting
the good of the order above our personal demands.
Contact: Sr. Anne Spilbert, email@example.com; ursulines.co.uk/brent wood.htm.
Member of Compass.
Ware Carmel As Christians and Carmelites we
try to follow Jesus Christ in faith, hope and love
for the glory of God and for his reign on earth. The
apostolic nature of our contemplative prayer gathers all engaged in the active ministry of the church
(priests, theologians and lay persons) and places
us at one with the needs and longings of the whole
human family. Through the total gift of ourselves to
God we strive under the Spirit’s action to establish a
community of love. The Eucharist is the focal point
of each day and is prolonged and renewed by the
Liturgy of the Hours, a celebration of divine praise.
Two hours daily are set aside for silent and solitary
prayer and there is further time for spiritual reading.
Through a careful balance between solitude and life
in community and all that is required to earn our
own living we try to give gospel values priority. “In
the heart of mother Church I will be Love” This is
St. Therese’s understanding of the life - work of a
Carmelite. www.warecarmel.com; warecarmel@
btinternet.com. Member of Compass.
Benedictine Monks, Worth Abbey, UK Benedictine monastic life was instituted in the Church
in the sixth century; to this day, monks follow the
Holy Rule as our response to Christ’s call. Monks
listen to Christ through Church teaching, through
the Scriptures, and through the Abbot and Community. Our response is the obedience of community living, the stability of community prayer and
the conversion of mutual service. At Worth Abbey,
20 monks sing daily Mass and the full Divine Office
of the Church in the Abbey church, and, as witnesses to the eternal truths of God, practice lectio
divina of scripture and private mental prayer. We
follow the monastic tradition of earning our own
living through educational and pastoral works, offering hospitality to guests and, by our communal
way of life, stand out against worldliness and social
disharmony. Worth Abbey is a monastery of the
English Benedictine Congregation, and a member
of the worldwide Benedictine Confederation.
Contact: Fr. Mark Barrett; firstname.lastname@example.org.
uk; www.worthabbey.net. Member of Compass.
Brothers of Christian Instruction (F.I.C.) [De La
Mennais Brothers] The Brothers of Christian Instruction, also known as the De La Mennais Brothers, is a teaching order founded by Fr. Jean-Marie
de la Mennais with Fr. Gabriel Deshayes in 1819
to teach the poor children of Brittany in Western
France who had not had the chance to go to school
nor to learn about their faith due to the social upheaval caused by the French Revolution in 1789.
Father De La Mennais gave the new congregation
the motto, “Dieu Seul” (D.S.), which means “For
God Alone.” The Brothers are now in 26 countries
around the world, including France, Uganda, Chile,
Japan, England, Italy, the U.S.A., and Indonesia.
Wherever they are their aim remains that of their
founder: to educate the young and to “make Jesus
Christ better known and better loved.” Contact:
Br. James Hayes, FIC; email@example.com; www.
brojames.blogspot.co.uk. Member of Compass.
Brothers of the Sacred Heart, UK The Brothers
of the Sacred Heart have been about the mission of
making the compassionate love of Christ real and
tangible in the lives of young people since our foundation in Lyon, France in 1821. Our brothers can be
found in 32 countries around the world ministering
as teachers, administrators, coaches, campus ministers, and counselors in schools of all types. We also
have brothers serving youth in colleges, prisons,
parishes, literacy centers, and in third-world missions around the globe. We have the Loving Heart
of Jesus as our focal point; his compassion enriches
our prayer life and mission. He calls us to live as
brothers: encouraging and supporting each other
in community. www.brothersofthesacredheart.org;
firstname.lastname@example.org. Member of Compass.