org. Member of Compass.
Presentation Sisters As a religious Community, we
commit ourselves to deepening our relationship with
God, supporting each other and continuing the Mission of Jesus. At the heart of Presentation Spirituality is
compassion and hospitality. We are called to a reflective
way of living in which our prayer moves us to action and
our action to prayer. Nano Nagle, our foundress, began
her work of liberation of the poor in Cork, Ireland, in a
setting of political oppression, displacement of people,
economic and social injustice and deprivation of human
rights. She brought to the sad reality of her day all that a
person can ever bring - her own response made in faith
to God, whom she knew to be present in each human life.
Inspired by her example, other women, in circumstances
at once amazingly different, amazingly similar, have down
the centuries, brought to the developing story their own
unique contribution in every continent. pbvmnottm@
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love of God. Our home base is in Ireland and the UK, with
over 20 communities spread across these isles. Our sisters
also serve in the U.S., South America, Africa, and Asia.
uk. Member of Compass.
COMMUNITIES BASED IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
Servite Sisters, UK Servite women desiring to follow
Jesus, look to Mary who was the first disciple of Jesus
and the best. As Mary did, we strive to listen to the Word
of God, live as women of faith, and live in hope. Mary’s
patient suffering and her presence at the foot of the cross
embodies our charism which is one of compassionate
presence. We are open to needs as they arise and change
our focus in keeping with emerging needs. As sisters we
normally live in community and put ourselves and our
gifts at the service of the Church’s mission, welcoming
others in a spirit of hospitality. Prayer and contemplation
coupled with ministry is integral to our lives. Through
our ministries in education and healthcare among others,
we nurture in others an awareness of their own dignity
and beauty and help them realize their potential. http://
com. 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. http://www.sistersofnotredameuk.
org/; email@example.com. Member of Compass.
Sisters of Our Lady of Providence, UK The Sisters
of Our Lady of Providence established several convent
schools early in the last century, and they continue to
be active in education and parish work with a convent
school in Alton, a convent in Basingstoke, and a mission
in India where there are now 11 convents. The sisters do
not currently have a website. avery.webb@btopenworld.
com. Member of Compass.
Religious of the Assumption, UK The Religious of the
Assumption are inspired by a vision of Jesus Christ and
the Kingdom of God. He came on earth to inaugurate.
With our many friends and associates, we strive to make
the earth a place of glory for God, and humanity a people
that reflects that glory. We are women of faith living together in communities; passionate about God; passionate
about people. We are educators by vocation, called to the
transformation of society in the light of the Gospel. We
strive to discover the good in each person and to help them
develop it; to forge strong characters; to give young people
roots and wings. Convinced that each of us has a mission
on earth, we want to help people discover the meaning of
their lives and how they can be of service in our world.
co.uk. Member of Compass.
Sisters Hospitallers of the Sacred Heart The Congregation of Sisters Hospitallers is an international Religious
Congregation providing health care to people with
psychiatric illnesses, people with physical and mental disabilities, people who are elderly or suffering with dementia
and people with other illnesses in accordance with our
founding charism. From the moment of its foundation,
the Congregation has had among its primary objectives
the provision of complete care and acceptance of the
sick. We aim at caring for the person in her/his entirety,
working to maintain or reinsert the person into society
and in defence of her/his dignity. firstname.lastname@example.org;
http://www.sistershospitallers.org/. Member of Compass.
Religious Sisters of Charity, UK We are a Catholic religious congregation of women founded in Ireland in 1815
by Mary Aikenhead. We have been working in England
since 1840, and in Scotland since 1948. Through our
ministries and in the spirit of our 4th vow of ‘service to
the poor’, we desire to reach out with the compassion of
Christ to all especially the most vulnerable and those in
greatest need. As each new need has been perceived, we
have endeavored to discern our response in ways that will
serve the most pressing needs. Sometimes this means finding new and creative ways of being with people. Currently
our ministries include hospice care, pastoral parish work,
social justice and environmental advocacy, education, and
hospital chaplaincy. http://www.religioussistersofcharity.
org; email@example.com. Member of Compass.
Sisters of Christ, UK We are members of an international
apostolic congregation in the Roman Catholic Church.
Our consecration to God by the vows of poverty, chastity,
and obedience is rooted in our baptism. Gathered together
in the diversity of nationalities, countries, activities, and
age, we are united in Christ and live together at the service of communion wherever we are sent: into the heart
of the world; to be present in people’s lives where there
is suffering, oppression and division; to understand, discern and nurture the seeds of unity and hope which are
already present in human situations; to risk, if necessary,
persecution for the Kingdom and thus be able to proclaim
Jesus Christ who is the way of reconciliation and unity.
Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions, UK We are com-
mitted 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. http://www.
rndm.org; firstname.lastname@example.org. Member of Compass.
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Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, UK As Sisters of
the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, we follow Christ
who is always to be found in those places where pain,
hunger, intolerance, and hatred tear people apart. We
are particularly sensitive to women and children; people
with special needs; and to vulnerable and marginalised
people who are denied the fullness of life. Our communities strive to be places of hospitality, where forgiveness
and healing are ongoing, and each person’s culture, gifts,
and talents are acknowledged, respected, and celebrated.
In keeping with our Mission Statement we are called to
help shape communities of gentleness, justice, and peace
that witness to the healing, liberating, and empowering
Sisters of Christian Instruction (St. Gildas) The
apostolic zeal of Gabriel Deshayes and the openess of
Michelle Guillaume to the will of God led to the birth
of our Congregation in Beignon - Brittany on the 8th
November 1820. The spiritual experience of our founders has become for each of us today, a light by which we
respond to our vocation in the Church and in the world.
Our mission is to witness to Jesus Christ and to proclaim
the Gospel. Our first task in the Church and in the world
is to be humble witnesses of the love of God. The power
of the Gospel message is an invitation to reach out from
wherever we are to those who are most affected by injustice
and poverty. Today in England, France, Ireland, Africa and
Mexico small communities of sisters live in rural areas
or small towns, in suburbs, town centres or on housing
estates. Activities and professions are varied: Education,
social work, care of the sick and elderly, pastoral work, in
all its forms. email@example.com. Member of Compass.
Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace (C.S.J.P.) The Sisters of
St. Joseph of Peace are an international community built
on a rich heritage of promoting social justice as a way to
peace. Our charism of peace through justice challenges us
to prophetic risk so that God’s reign might be more fully
realized. We serve in the Western United States, Eastern
United States, the United Kingdom, El Salvador and Haiti.
Our ministries include healthcare, education, spirituality, justice advocacy, women and families, and missions.
Community life sustains us in ministry. Likewise ministry
enlivens and enriches our life in community. Recognizing
gospel peace as both gift and task, we believe that prayer
is fundamental to our life. We rely on the love and fidelity
of God to lead us in the way of peace. http://www.csjp.
org. Member of Compass.
Sisters of the Holy Cross We are a community of sisters
gathered under the cross where new life emerges. Our way
to God is made through our mission in the world. The pur-
pose of our mission is the transformation of society with
the Gospel. We work to set the positive energies in human
persons free for a Gospel way of life. Together with others
we work for justice in the world. We centre our lives in a
relationship with God: in personal and community prayer;
in the Word of God; in the liturgy; in creation and in inter-
personal relationships. firstname.lastname@example.org ; http://
www.holycrossengland.org.uk/. Member of Compass.
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