Women Religious Communities Serving in the Diocese of Owensboro
Since the beginning of our diocese, women religious have played a significant role in spreading the good news of salvation and building up the Church through their ministry of prayer and service.
We invite you to learn about the religious sisters serving in the Diocese of Owensboro. Below is a list of women religious communities represented in our Diocese. Click on the links below to visit their website and learn about the charism and the mission of each congregation.
Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus (D.C.J.)
10341 Manchester Road, Kirkwood, Missouri 63122; 314-965-7616
"Impelled by our love for the Divine Heart of Jesus in the spirit and zeal of the Carmelites of old, we seek to win all souls for Christ by our contemplative and apostolic works of charity."
Learn more about the Carmelite Sisters.
Dominican Sisters (O.P.)
585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI 53824-9701; 608-748-4411
Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters are dedicated to preaching and teaching the Gospel. We believe that at the heart of ministry is relationship. Today, more than 600 Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters in the United States and abroad participate in the mission shared by all Dominicans: to proclaim the Gospel in word and deed. Currently, our missions outside the U.S. include Mexico, Bolivia, and Trinidad and Tobago.
Learn more about the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters.
Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross (S.C.S.C.)
1400 O’Day St., Merrill, Wisconsin 54452-3417; 715-539-1460
We are a Franciscan community of sisters who, together with our associates, seek ongoing conversion of heart. We embrace the mystery of the cross as we live gospel values. Faithful to the spirit of our founders we respond to the needs of the time with mercy and compassion while creating possibilities for the future.
Learn more about the Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross.
Home Mission Sisters of America (G.H.M.S.)
405 W. Parrish Avenue, Owensboro, Kentucky 42301; 270-686-8401
Glenmary Sisters are a community of Catholic Sisters who live and minister in the midst of the people we serve. Our presence and ministry is special in that we may be the first Catholics the people have ever met. Through our compassionate outreach we want all to realize that God’s presence is everywhere.
Learn more about the Glenmary Sisters.
Misioneras del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus ad Gentes
Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity (M.S.B.T.)
301 Solly Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19136; (215) 335-7500
We, the Missionary Servants, are a congregation of Roman Catholic sisters founded in Holy Trinity, Alabama in 1918. We serve in a variety of ministries, usually in economically depressed areas. We are an apostolic religious order and achieved canonical status in 1932. We live together in community but work in the world.
Learn more about the Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity.
Passionist Nuns (C.P.)
8564 Crisp Rd., Whitesville, KY 42378-9782
“Within the Church, the Passionist Nuns are called to be a sign of the love of Jesus Crucified for the Father and for mankind. By their unceasing contemplation of the Paschal Mystery of Jesus, the greatest and most overwhelming work of God’s love, they are certain of contributing to the fullness of the Church’s presence to mankind…Convinced of the absolute necessity of God’s grace for the fruitfulness of the apostolate, they offer their unceasing prayer and joyful penance that God send zealous workers into His harvest, convert sinners and open the minds of non-Christians to hear the Gospel…The Passionist Nuns seek to imitate Mary who devoted herself totally to the Person and work of her Son, serving the mystery of redemption.”
Learn more about the Passionist Nuns.
Sisters of Charity of Nazareth (S.C.N.)
P.O. Box 9, Nazareth, KY 40048; 502-348-1578
"We Sisters of Charity of Nazareth are an international Congregation in a multicultural world. Impelled by the love of Christ, in the tradition of Vincent de Paul and the pioneer spirit of Catherine Spalding, we and our Associates are committed to work for justice in solidarity with oppressed peoples, especially the economically poor and women, and to care for the earth. We risk our lives and resources, both personally and corporately, as we engage in diverse ministries in carrying out this mission."
Learn more about the Sisters of Charity.
Sisters of Mercy Regional Community of Cincinnati (R.S.M.)
8380 Colesville Road, Suite 300 Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Sisters of Mercy are an international community of Roman Catholic women religious vowed to serve people who suffer from poverty, sickness and lack of education with a special concern for women and children.
Learn more about the Sisters of Mercy.
Sisters of Saint Benedict (O.S.B.)
802 East 10th Street, Ferdinand, Indiana 47532; (812) 367-1411
We, the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand, Indiana, are monastic women seeking God through the Benedictine tradition of community life, prayer, hospitality, and service to others. By our life and work, we commit ourselves to be a presence of peace as we join our sisters and brothers in the common search for God.
Learn more about the Sisters of Saint Benedict.
Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, Glasgow, Scotland, Nigeria Province (O.S.F.)
Tel: 0141 336 3027
As Sisters in the Franciscan penitential tradition, we commit ourselves to live out our public profession of Chastity, Poverty and Obedience, in community ever striving for a fuller expression of our baptismal call to conversion. As members we strive to dedicate ourselves to a life of mission and evangelisation as we seek new and different ways to spread the Good News of the Gospel.
Learn more about the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception.
Sisters of Saint Francis of Rochester, MN (O.S.F.)
1001 14th St NW, Rochester, MN 55901-2525; 507/282-7441
We believe... that God is revealed through all people, and all of creation. Inspired by a rich spiritual heritage and strengthened through our community life, our 380 Sisters and our 100 Cojourners work for a better world for all. We act... you'll find us with the people in the inner-city of Chicago, Illinois, or in Charleston, South Carolina, and where there is need around the US and the world. We are therapists and administrators, students and lawyers, artists and writers. We serve in education and health care, in churches and parishes, and on institutional and community boards. Through our prayers many are supported, healed, and nurtured. Wherever we minister, we learn as we educate, are healed as we heal, and are changed as we pray and act with compassion.
Learn more about the Sisters of Saint Francis of Rochester, MN.
Sisters of Saint Francis of Tiffin, Ohio (O.S.F.)
Telephone: (419) 447- 0435
Originally founded after the Civil War to care for orphans and the elderly, the Sisters of St. Francis today serve in a variety of ministries including care of the elderly, parish ministry, health care, education, retreat work, home mission outreach, and ministry in our foreign mission in Chiapas and Cuernavaca, Mexico. Never large in number but always vibrant in spirit, the Sisters of St. Francis continue to minister to the needs of the Church, discerning the needs of the times and the gifts they bring to the people of God.
Learn more about the Sisters of Saint Francis of Tiffin, OH.
Sisters of the Lamb of God (A.D.)
Our vocation is a consent--active and personal--to follow Jesus Christ, SERVANT, who came to free his people. We commit ourselves to his way of servant. We learn from him because he is meek and humble of heart. Witnesses of the Lamb of God, this is our mission.
Learn more about the Sisters of the Lamb of God.
Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph Maple Mount (O.S.U.)
8001 Cummings Road, Owensboro KY 42301; 270-229-4103
We, the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, sustained by prayer and vowed life in community, proclaim Jesus through education and Christian formation in the spirit of our founder, Saint Angela Merici.
Learn more about the Ursuline Sisters.