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Education, social work, care of the sick and elderly,
pastoral work, in all its forms. www.sistersofstgildas.org.
uk; Sr. Ann O’Sullivan; anncatherineosullivan@gmail.
com. Member of Compass.
Sisters of Nazareth, UK As religious women our
first desire is to seek God, becoming one with him,
taking on his mind and his way of life. We then live
out our consecration through the various ministries
(services) that enable us to present the love of Christ
to all. For more than 150 years, inspired by our foundress Victoire Larmenier, we have been supporting and
caring for those in need, from the beginning of life,
through our ministries of childcare and education, to
the later years, through residential care services and
independent living and other ministries in keeping
with our spirit. We strive to live our core values of
love, compassion, patience, respect, justice, and hospitality. These values are the heart of our professional
expertise, making each Naz areth House a place of
peac e. www.sistersofnazareth.com; Sr. Frances Kelly;
FCKELL@tiscali.co.uk. Member of Compass.
Sisters of Notre Dame, UK Saint Julie Billiart founded
the Sisters of Notre Dame to make known God’s goodness, especially among the poorest and most abandoned
people. Today, Sisters in Britain find themselves engaged
in a wide and rich variety of ministries. The sisters
contribute to the pastoral work in many dioceses in
England and Scotland and to projects for the poor and
marginalised around the country. Many sisters have chosen to work with the homeless, asylum seekers, refugees,
and others in need of help and support. Other sisters
are engaged in work with interfaith groups, spiritual
direction, retreat work, and various forms of therapy and
counselling work. We too strive to be women of prayer,
who seek in every aspect of our lives to be united with
God and to be responsive to the Spirit of Jesus, the Spirit
of love. Sr. Elizabeth Brady; elizabeth.brady@sndden.
org; www.snduk.org. Member of Compass.
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; Sr. Mary Frances Collet;
email@example.com. Member of Compass.
Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, U K (C.S.J.P.)“We wan t
brave, nobl e, large-minded, and courageous souls.”
Those attributes, written by Founder, Mother Clare in
1887, are among those we seek in new members today
as our Congregation recommits to Jesus’ way of radical
hospitality. Contemplative discernment and our charism
of peace through justice compel us to expand and create
new ministries not just “for” but “with” people who’ve
been pushed to the margins. Called to carry on the
mission of Jesus, we practice hospitality, nonviolence
and care for creation. Recalling Jesus’ identification
with the prophetic tradition, we develop a critical,
sensitive conscience regarding religious, social, cultural,
economic and political realities. Prayer is fundamental
to our life. Our presence to one another in community
enables, sustains, and challenges us to be responsive
to our mission. Our sisters and associates minister in
education, he alth care, social justice, parish ministry,
s piritual direction and peace ministry in the U.S., U.K.,
and Haiti. Sr. Maureen Brennan, maureenbrennancsjp@
gmail.com; www.csjp.org. Member of Compass.
Society of the Holy Child Jesus We are an international community of Catholic women religious committed to Christ, living their consecrated life in the
spirit of the Society founded by Cornelia Connelly in
1846. We believe that God has chosen to need women
and men in every age to reveal God’s love as Jesus did.
We serve in a variety of educational, pastoral, social,
legal and spiritual ministries, through which we continue our mission to help others understand that God
lives and acts in them and in our world and to rejoice in
God’s presence. Trust and reverence for individual dignity and God’s loving mercy for the human famil y and
f or all creation mark our lives and our work wherever
we are. w ww. shcjvocations.co.uk; Sr. Anne Stewart;
firstname.lastname@example.org. Member of Compass.
Ursulines of Jesus Ursulines of Jesus is an international congregation of women religious, founded in
France in 1802 by Fr. Louis M. Baudouin. Today, we are
present in Africa, Madagascar, Latin America, Europe
- including UK and Ireland. Our ministries include:
education and healthcare, parish pastoral, catechesis,
spiritual and vocational accompaniment, hospital and
university chaplaincy, and counselling/psycho-therapy.
Through our Charism, calling us to a life of Adoration
of Jesus, the Incarnate Son of God, we seek to live close
to the poor; to see Him in every human face, se rving
Him above all in those who are mar ginalized. www.
ursulinesjesus.org; Sr. Agnes Cullen; agnescuj@gmail.
com. 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
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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; Sr. Fiona Collins;
email@example.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; www.
worthabbey.net. Member of Compass.
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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.
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