As Catholics sisters, we are concerned about the many needs of the world and the people of God. We recognize that doing good works is not always enough. Therefore, we seek to address the systemic causes of the world’s problems and to advocate for those whose voices are not heard by those in power.SSND CP International Institute

Integrated in everything we do, we work for causes of peace, justice and the integrity of creation. We volunteer, we speak out, we lobby, we give financial support, we educate others. We invite others to join us, and we join others and their efforts of advocacy.

Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament
As Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament, we reverence human life in all aspects, and are committed to the social mandate of the Gospel. Learn more about our ministry of social concerns.


Sisters of St Francis, DubuqueThe Sisters of St. Francis, with support from their associates, launched the Sister Water Project in 2006 to bring safe water to villages in Tanzania and Honduras. Months were spent studying, discussing and praying about global water issues to fulfill the sisters mission statement of “living in right relationship with all of creation.” View our video about this project.

Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose

The Partnership For Re-Entry Program (PREP) is a Restorative Justice ministry in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The goals of the program are to transform the individual to become productive members of society, reducing the populations of our jails and prisons to help lessen the financial burden on taxpayers, while making our community safer and stronger. A Dominican Sister of Mission San Jose is the director.  Learn more and view our video.

  Photo credits: Sister Virginia Grumich chats with an immigrant from the Congo at the International Institute Luncheon. School Sisters of Notre Dame, Central Pacific Province.
  Background: Walk for STH, < href="">Poor Handmaids of Jesus.