Celebrating Women Religious During National Catholic Sisters Week

National Catholic Sisters Week (NCSW) is an annual celebration that takes place from March 8 through March 14. Created to honor women religious, it is a week to bring greater focus and attention to the lives of these incredible women and to recognize all they have done for their communities, the world, and the Church.  To learn more, click here.

The women of Catholic religious orders serve people from all walks of life. With selflessness and unwavering commitment, Catholic sisters improve the lives of millions. Catholic sisters educate children, tend to the sick, advocate for those living on the margins of society, and more. Take a look into the lives of the Franciscan Sisters of St. Elizabeth and the Servants of Jesus the High Priest and how they serve the people of the Diocese of St. Petersburg.

Twenty -eight congregations of women religious have members serving in the Diocese.  They are:

  • Benedictine Sisters of Florida (OSB)
  • Franciscan Sisters of Allegany (OSF)
  • Franciscan Sisters of St. Elizabeth (FSSE)
  • Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA)
  • School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND)
  • Sisters of the Holy Cross (CSC)
  • Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM)
  • Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM)
  • Sisters of Notre Dame (SND)
  • Sisters of St. Chretienne (SSCh)
  • Sisters of St. Clare o Dublin (OSC)
  • Sisters of Our Lady of Kilimanjaro (CDNK)
  • Daughters of Wisdom (DW)
  • Handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus (HHCJ)
  • Hermanas Franciscanas de la Immaculada Concepcion (HFIC)
  • Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Light (MHML)
  • Sinsinawa Dominicans (OP)
  • Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OSF)
  • Sisters of St. Francis of the Neuman Community (OSF)
  • Congregation of Our Lady of the Cenacle (RC)
  • Servants of Jesus the High Priest (SJP)
  • Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (SNdN)
  • Sisters of St. Joseph (SSJ)
  • Sisters of St Joseph, Third Order of St. Francis (SSJ-TOSF)
  • Sisters of St. Michael the Archangel (SSMA)
  • Visitation of Holy Mary (VHM)
  • Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM)
  • Sisters of the Living Word (SLW)

National Catholic Sisters Week, a branch of National Catholic Sisters Project headquartered at Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wisc., is headquartered at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minn., and is held in conjunction with Women’s History Month.