This week, March 8th – 14th, we honor all Catholic Sisters – vowed women who care for the sick and in need; who educate and mentor children; who are concerned for the environment and all of creation; who advocate for the most vulnerable and act against injustices; who stand with those affected by poverty, homelessness, and migration; and who create peace.
Of Seventh Generation Interfaith’s 39 members, 26 are congregations of Catholic Sisters. Each congregation is unique in its’ charism and mission, working with the SGI coalition to manage the impact large corporations have on people, the environment, and society. They approach corporate engagements with a prophetic voice that comes from authentic hands-on experience with impacted communities and first hand knowledge of the environment, which enable them to build relationships with the corporate executives on a human level.
SGI attempts to align our issue priorities with issues of importance to our members. Collectively our Sisters have engaged companies like C.H. Robinson and Yum Brands on Climate Change, Abbvie and Walt Disney on Lobbying, Kroger, Yum Brands, McDonald’s, and Costco on Deforestation, Ameren and Chevron on Water Impacts, Kohls, TJX, Kraft Heinz, Costco, Wendy’s, Amazon, Boeing, Core Civic, Geo Group, JPMC, and Wells Fargo on Human Rights, Pfizer, Eli Lilly, and Biogen on the Affordability of Medicine, and countless more.
Not surprisingly, our Sisters are actively doing much more in their communities and throughout the world, on top of their work in challenging corporations on environmental, social, and governance issues. The School Sisters of Notre Dame are serving students who are single mothers, nuns, and senior citizens. The Sinsinawa Dominicans are working to confront attacks on the common good in Washington, DC. The Sisters of St. Agnes and other members of UNANIMA International, a U.N.-based coalition of Catholic congregations focused on concerns of women, children, migrants and the environment, brought international homelessness concerns to the forefront during the annual convening of the U.N.’s Commission for Social Development. The Sisters of the Good Shepherd recently joined the Interfaith Immigration Coalition’s (#Faith4Asylum) Nonviolence Campaign Stop the Inhumanity in support to those seeking safety in the U.S. The Ursuline Sisters continue to sponsor five academies across the country educating students rooted in the gospel call to mission lived in the spirit of St. Angela Merici.
These are but a few examples of the work our Sisters do day-to-day. We are thankful for all of the work they do and for their participation in our socially responsible investing work. To learn more about the charism and ministries of each of our members, visit their websites, linked below, and don’t forget to thank a Sister this week!
To all of our members, thank you for your dedication to making this world a better place.
Dominicans of Sinsinawa (Sinsinawa, WI)
Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (LaCrosse, WI)
Little Falls Franciscans (Little Falls, MN)
Mercy Investment Services (Frontenac, MO)
School Sisters of Notre Dame, Central Pacific Province (Elm Grove, WI)
School Sisters of St. Francis, Generalate (Milwaukee, WI)
School Sisters of St. Francis, US Province (Milwaukee, WI)
Servants of Mary (Ladysmith, WI)
Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Dubuque, IA)
Sisters of the Good Shepherd Province of Mid-North America (St. Louis, MO)
Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross (Merrill, WI)
Sisters of the Most Precious Blood (O’Fallon, MO)
Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Aberdeen, SD)
Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Dubuque, IA)
Sisters of St. Dominic (Racine, WI)
Sisters of St. Agnes (Fond du Lac, WI)
Sisters of St. Francis (Rochester, MN)
Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi (Milwaukee, WI)
Sisters of St. Francis of Dubuque (Dubuque, IA)
Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross (Green Bay, WI)
Sisters of St Joseph of Carondelet (St. Louis, MO)
Sisters of St. Joseph Congregational Center (St. Louis, MO)
Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondolet (St. Paul, MN)
Sisters of St Joseph –TOSF (Stevens Point, WI)
Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother (Oshkosh, WI)
Ursuline Sisters of the Central Province (St. Louis, MO)
3 thoughts on “Catholic Sisters Week”
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I am grateful to the Presentation Sisters who taught me in grades 1-12, and who inspire me to ‘keep on keeping on’ in my daily quest for God and caring my neighbor and the resources of the earth.
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Thanks for the great article, Natalie,
I am posting it for our Sisters.
Ruth Geraets, PBVM
1500 N 2nd St, Aberdeen SD
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