Who we are

Catholic Women
Religious Sisters

Alive with the joy of the Gospel

Bringing Christ’s love and mercy to people in need

In Africa, South and Central America, Europe and USA


Where we are

We are an international congregation.  We live and work in Brazil, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ireland, Kenya, Liberia, Mexico, 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.


Come and see the Trees!

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Find Trees in Igalaland!

Visit Development in the top Menu to see:

“Who Brings Trees Brings Life”

A fascinating introduction to the beauty of the trees in the land of the Igala people in the Middle Belt of Nigeria, and how these trees are inter woven with the lives and culture of the people.
The book compiled by Sister Nora McNamara, MSHR, and Professor Stephen Morse, the fruit of their long association with the people of this area.








  “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                                   

Hilary Lyons June 16Sister Hilary Lyons awarded an Honorary Fellowship in Public Health by the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. 

Pictured here with Sisters, Colleagues and Friends from Sierra Leone, Sister Hilary worked in Sierra Leone for 42 years where she developed maternal and child health services, and has contributed widely to the growth of the concept of Health for All.  Read more in: Central Region.


Business training for young women in Ethiopia
Sister Cellestina sends these young women out to sell their products.  Marketing, tailoring, catering, hair-dressing, are all skills that can be learnt, and can help them to achieve their life’s goals. 

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Homeless in Brazil
Nobody in the world should be homeless.  Here in the Social Centre in the Archdiocese of Feira de Santana,  Sister Mary Sinor and her team of volunteers welcome 150 homeless people every day, who come for assistance in terms of food, clothing, personal hygiene, medical needs, return home, and start-up kits for self-employment. They also come for the caring, welcoming environment, which for many is their only family.


Southern Nigeria 
Graduation  day at Holy Rosary Girls’ College, Gwagwalada.  These young girls rejoice to have finished their secondary education and are ready to face the world with self-confidence and respect for others.


Ghana:  Sister Anne shares the joy of the gospel with the community on Sundays.

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The Joy of the Gospel

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