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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. www.paulineuk.org/daughters-of-st-paul; email@example.com. Member of Compass.
Daughters of the Cross of Liege 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.
Member of Compass.
Daughters of the Holy Spirit (D.H.S.) 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. We are a “Spiritual
Family” consisting of Sisters—vowed and living in community; Consecrated Seculars—vowed single women
living alone or with family or friends; and Associates—
laypeople, married or single, male or female. We share
the same charism, spirituality, and missionary thrust and
strive to live Matthew 25: “I was hungry...” For us there is
no mission without adoration, without calling upon the
Spirit to renew the face of the earth. www.fillesstesprit.
org; firstname.lastname@example.org. Member of Compass.
Daughters of Wisdom (D. W.) 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, D.W.; email@example.com;
www.daughtersofwisdom.org.uk. Member of Compass.
Faithful Companions of Jesus (F.C.J.), 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. fcjsisters.org. Sr. MaryAnne Francalanza,
F.C. J.; firstname.lastname@example.org. Member of Compass.
Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (F.M.M.) 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; fmmimesvoc@yahoo.
co.uk. Member of Compass.
Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood
(F.M.D.M.) 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 broken world. Our common vision
of Gospel community flows into service through education, healthcare, 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. We are enriched by our cultural
diversity. We value our personal and community prayer
that nourishes us for the many 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 contact us.
There is generally a prayer, fellowship, and faith sharing
at St. Clare’s Clapham Common every 3rd Saturday of
the month. www.fmdminternational.co.uk/; Sr. Jacinta
Kow; email@example.com. Member of Compass.
COMMUNITIES IN THE UK
Grace and Compassion Benedictines (O.S.B.) 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. graceandcompassionbenedictines.org.uk/; carmel@
graceandcompassion.co.uk. Member of Compass.
Handmaids of the Sacred Heart (A.C.I.) We were
founded at the end of the 19th century, in Spain. The
intention of the foundresses, Saint Raphaela Mary and
her sister, Mother Pilar, was to create a family with a specific mission in the Church: to repair the Heart of Jesus,
through a life centred on the Eucharistic celebration and
Adoration. Our mission is mostly centred on education
in the service of the gospel in schools, parishes, university
residences, spirituality centres, and areas where there is
deprivation. The wish to place Christ at the adoration of
all peoples leads the sisters everywhere and to situations
and places, where His Heart needs to be repaired. There
are approximately 1000 Handmaids, in 130 communities,
in 23 countries. Sr. Melita Ruffino A.C. I.; melitarufino@
gmail.com; http://aciengland.org Please contact us to
learn more. Member of Compass.
Infant Jesus Sisters (I.J.S.) 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. infantjesussisters.org; kittyijs@gmail.
com. Member of Compass.
COMMUNITIES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (I.B.VM.) We
are an international, apostolic, women’s congregation
founded in 1609 by Mary Ward. The Spiritual Exercises
of St. Ignatius Loyola are central to our life, dedicated to
sharing Christ’s mission in our world. Mary Ward realized that the Jesuit ‘pathway to God’ could be followed
by women. We strive to live life to the full, being ‘such as
we appear and appear such as we are...’ always reflecting
her values: ‘freedom, justice and sincerity.’ The words on