Who we are

Catholic Women 
     Missionaries
         Religious Sisters
Alive with the joy of the Gospel
Bringing Christ’s love and mercy to people in need
 In Africa, South America, Europe and USA

Where we are

We are an international congregation. 
We live and work in:
Brazil, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana,
Ireland, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria,
Sierra Leone, South Africa,
United Kingdom, United States,
and Zambia.

What we do

HEALTH CARE: healing the sick, building healthy communities
EDUCATION: key to human development at all levels
PASTORAL CARE: The Word of God alive in people’s lives
SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT: in cities, villages and rural communities
CARE FOR THE EARTH: loving the planet
REFUGEES: reaching out to street children, fighting against human trafficking
REBUILDING shattered lives after devastation of war and disease
PRAYER is central to our lives. It is God’s work we are doing, not our own.
Through prayer and the Eucharist we grow closer to Christ
who leads us in our faith, and to Mary our mother.

Regions

  “The Joy of the Gospel fills the hearts and minds of all those who encounter Jesus. A joy ever new. A joy that is shared.”  Pope Francis    

​Vivat International

Vivat International Meeting in Lagos, Nigeria.
“That all may live in dignity”
“Despite her rich ecological endowments and available security apparatus that could guarantee food sovereignty and social security, Nigeria is still plagued by hunger, social insecurity and climate change. Despite her rich ecological endowments and available security apparatus that could guarantee food sovereignty and social security, Nigeria is still plagued by hunger, social insecurity and climate change.” (Read more at our BLOG, Mission Moments, or visit vivatinternational.org)

 

Vivat Kenya is moving forward, guided by their action plan, and focussing on human trafficking, which affects women and children especially.

 

 

Women and girl refugees and migrants are more vulnerable to be trafficked and subject to sexual exploitation. Trafficking of women and girls for forced labour and sexual exploitation is one of the fastest growing areas of international criminal activity, ranking in an estimate of 32 million dollars business per year.

Oral statement on human trafficking:

I am Olga Sanchez representing VIVAT International, and Talitha Kum a worldwide network of Catholic religious sisters and brothers against trafficking in persons and working in over 75 countries.  The Sisters in the network, work closely with vulnerable population, especially the migrants and refugees. 

 

The Joy of the Gospel