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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 cooperators and co-workers. www.salesiansisters.org.uk;
email@example.com. 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. 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. Sr.
Germana Santos; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.paul-ineuk.org/daughters-of-st-paul. Member of Compass.
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 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. www.daughtersofthecross.org.uk;
email@example.com. Member of Compass.
Daughters of the Holy Spirit We are an international,
Roman Catholic congregation founded in Brittany, in
1706, for the relief of the poor, the sick, and the education of children. Rooted in the Love of the Trinity and
our readiness to be led by the Spirit, we find that source
which enables us to serve our brothers and sisters. Our
involvement in mission is often expressed through
simple human gestures, apparently without significance.
(Rule of Life) We are a ‘Spiritual Family’ of vowed Sisters
living in community; Consecrated Seculars--vowed
single women living alone or with family or friends;
and Associates--lay people, married or single, male or
female. We share the same charism, spirituality and
missionary thrust, striving to live Matthew 25, ‘I was
hungry...thirsty...’ We live our baptismal consecration in
the Spirit of Pentecost. ‘For us there is no mission without adoration, without calling upon the Spirit to renew
the face of the earth.’ (Rule of Life). www.fillesstesprit.
org; firstname.lastname@example.org. Member of Compass.
Daughters of Wisdom The Daughters of Wisdom
Great Britain and Ireland are part of a worldwide
family of women who endeavour to live the shared
vision of Saint Louis Marie de Montfort and Blessed
Marie Louise Trichet and reflect the Wisdom of Christ
by showing immense love to wounded humanity.
Though the Province traces its history back to 1891,
the current work of the Daughters of Wisdom reflects
creative and holistic approaches to the challenges of
the 21st century. Projects include: a centre for people
with intellectual disability; a conference venue and
spirituality centre; a residential nursing home for the
elderly and frail; and projects for the ‘out of home.’
Daughters of Wisdom can also be found working in
missions and parish ministries and with voluntary
organizations. If you are interested in living this Wisdom spirituality and desire to live your life for God
alone, please contact our vocation discernment team.
Sr. Patricia Reilly; email@example.com; www.
daughtersofwisdom.org.uk. Member of Compass.
Faithful Companions of Jesus, UK 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. www.fcjsisters.org; Sr. MaryAnne Francalanza; maryannefcj@
gmail.com. Member of Compass.
Franciscan Missionaries of Mary A specific missionary spirituality has been characteristic of the
Franciscan Missionaries of Mary since the beginning.
This is an integrated way of living as Gospel witness
and proclamation. It is centered in the Eucharist and
follows the way of St. Francis of Assisi. At the heart
of this spirituality is the image of Mary, Mother of
Jesus, who gave herself totally to the plan of God
for the life of the world. The FMM live and share
together in community, where they seek to live a
real communion with each other. Ecumenical collaboration and dialogue with all persons sincerely
seeking truth and justice characterize their way of
mission throughout the world. For that reason, the
internationality among the FMM is a path and sign
of communion in a world which is fragmented. This
meeting of cultures lived in community is already
the good news. www.fmmii.org; hmfennell@hotmail.
com. Member of Compass.
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
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mission and witness to our charism by channelling
our energies and resources primarily for the voiceless
and the vulnerable in our beautiful but 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. For any Catholic unmarried women
ages 17 to 45, if you feel the desire to deepen your
relationship with God or feel the need to discern what
God might be asking of you, please feel free to contact
St. Jacinta as there is generally a prayer, fellowship,
faith sharing at St. Clare’s Clapham Common every
3rd Saturday of the month. www.fmdminternational.
co.uk/; Sr. Jacinta Kow; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Member of Compass.
Grace and Compassion Benedictines, UK The
Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Grace
and Compassion was founded in 1954 and in 1978
became part of the Benedictine family. The Rule of St.
Benedict is centered on Christ and aims at a balanced
life. The main work of the congregation is hospitality,
particularly in the care of the old, the sick, and the
poor. We take as one of our vows that of “stability,” by
which we promise to persevere in our monastic family. Everything is held in common. We obey the lawful
commands of our superiors. We look for women who
are sincerely seeking God, who have a love for the liturgy, who are generous, caring, with sound common
sense, and in reasonable health. A sense of humor is
an asset. www.graceandcompassionbenedictines.org.
uk/; email@example.com or pgkathy@
btconnect.com. Member of Compass.
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Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, UK As
Handmaids we bear the name given by Mary to the
angel at the Annunciation. We are an international
religious congregation of about 1,300 sisters. Our
Spirituality is Ignatian and that of our foundress, Saint
Raphaela Mary: solid Christian values of love of God
and care for others. This care for others is vital to our
mission in the church—reparation and reconciliation.
In all we are and all we do, we are aware of the need
for reconciliation in this broken but wonderful world
today. As Handmaids with a worldwide vision we
are involved in: education; spirituality; parish work;
caring for refugees and the marginalized, women,
youth; and running clinics. We adapt and respond
to needs, especially the needs of the weakest and
the most defenseless in our society. www.acilondon.
org.uk; Sr. Barbara Sweeney; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Member of Compass.