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.



Moving forward in post-Ebola Liberia

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Felicitas and a co-worker work with school children in the Post Ebola affected schools in Voinjama District. They help the children to tell stories, sing, role play, draw, and play.

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Loretha teaches English in St. Joseph’s Catholic  High School in Voinjama. The classes are huge -maybe 70 students per class. She also provides psychosocial support to many students who are facing problems. Teaching is extremely difficult given the lack of resources and equipment needed.

   To read more about visit our Liberia Region


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.

A great day!  Sisters Nneka Scholastica Arenya and Nkeiru Egbe make final profession of their religious vows at Nsukka Retreat and Conference Centre.  Read more in : Southern Nigeria Region.

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                                                        Holy Rosary Sisters open a new clinic at Ngonyek in Kenya.   To read more go to Kenya Region.

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                   ” Living witnesses of Vatican II,”says Fr  Valdir Jaoa Silveira at the Jubilee Mass to celebrate  the golden jubilee of Holy Rosary Sisters in Brazil.  “Go to the periphery,” Pope Francis tells us.  Holy Rosary Sisters have been doing this in Brazil for the past 50 years.   Go to REGIONS,  Brazil, to read more.   

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                                                              Sr Angele at Holy Rosary primary school   
                         Sierra Leone:  children are getting the chance to be at school again.


The Joy of the Gospel

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