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 of Adrian (O.P.)

1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, Michigan 49221; 517-266-3400
Adrian Dominican Sisters are dedicated to to seeking truth, making peace, and reverencing life. We trace our roots to St. Dominic in the 13th Century. With our Associates and our Co-workers, and with the other members of the Dominican family throughout the world, we continue our Dominican tradition of preaching through prayer, study, common life, and ministry. Today, more than 700 vowed women religious and 200 Associates, minister in 25 states, Puerto Rico, and four countries: Canada, the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, and Norway.
Learn more about the Adrian Dominican Sisters.

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

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.

School Sisters of Notre Dame (S.S.N.D.)

320 E. Ripa Ave., St. Louis, MO 63125; 314-561-4100

The School Sisters of Notre Dame are members of an international congregation of women religious founded by Blessed Theresa Gerhardinger in Bavaria in 1833. Their mission is to proclaim the good news, directing our entire lives toward that oneness for which Jesus Christ was sent for which God calls all. As Jesus was sent to show God’s love to the world, we are sent to make Christ, to make God,
visible by our very being,
by sharing our love, faith, and hope.

Learn more about the School Sisters of Notre Dame.

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 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.