Supporting Catholic sisters to become recognized as global leaders in sustainable human development.

Catholic sisters are selfless leaders serving individuals living in poverty and experiencing disadvantage in some of the most challenging contexts in the world. Sisters are trusted community-based leaders who solve complex social problems. More than 700,000 sisters around the world educate our children, care for individuals living in poverty, stand with individuals experiencing oppression, promote peace and advocate for justice. With ministries at the heart of human development efforts and with a commitment to serve people from all walks and life and religious beliefs, Catholic sisters are uniquely positioned to be recognized as among the most trusted and effective leaders in meeting the global promise to end poverty by 2030 and beyond - a component of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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Catholic Church Extension Society

Catholic Extension supports and strengthens poor mission dioceses across the United States by strategically investing in people, infrastructure and ministries. The Foundation supports Catholic Extension’s U.S. – Latin America Sisters Exchange Program, which provides opportunities for Catholic sisters from Latin America to serve in dioceses in the United States with Hispanic populations.

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External Resources

We recommend visiting the following partners and external resources that are important to our work:

  • Project

    Global Sisters Report

    Global Sisters Report is an independent, non-profit source of news and information about Catholic sisters and the critical issues facing the people they serve. Our network of journalists report about their lives and works, and sisters write commentary from their perspective.

  • Partner

    African Sisters Education Collaborative

    ASEC's mission is to facilitate educational opportunities for women religious in Africa which will enable them to enhance and expand access to educational, healthcare, social and spiritual services for the people they serve.

  • Partner

    National Catholic Sisters Week

    NCSW is an annual celebration that takes place from March 8–14. Created to honor women religious, it is a series of events that instruct, enlighten, and bring greater focus to the lives of these incredible women.

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Catholic Education

Revitalizing Catholic schools serving low-income families.

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