Building a global sisterhood to advance human development.

Catholic sisters contribute to human development through their spiritual witness and service to those in need. More than 700,000 sisters around the world educate our children, care for the vulnerable, stand with the oppressed, promote peace, and advocate for justice. Like our founder, Conrad N. Hilton, we recognize sisters as resourceful, efficient, and powerful agents of social change.

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Catholic Sisters: The Sustainable Development Goals Personified

Partners Join the Catholic Sisters Initiative team in Nairobi, Kenya to Discuss Sisters’ Role in Sustainable Development


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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Strategic Initiative

Catholic Education

Revitalizing Catholic schools serving low-income families.

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