Women Religious in the Diocese

Since the early 1800’s over 80 religious communities of women have served the Diocese of Raleigh. Visit www.raleighcouncilofreligious.org for more information about women religious serving in the diocese.

Communities Currently Serving in the Diocese

Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Agnes    

Daughters of Saint Mary of Guadalupe          

Daughters of Wisdom                              

Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist           

Sisters of Divine Providence                            

Sisters of Charity (Convent Station, NJ)         

Sisters of Saint Francis of Philadelphia           

Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament                      

Sisters of the Holy Cross                                    

Sisters of Mercy                                                    

Sisters of Notre Dame of Chardon Ohio        

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Monroe, MI       

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Scranton, PA     

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Immaculata, PA

Society of Saint Ursula 

Communities That Have Served in the Diocese

Sisters - Adorers of the Most Precious Blood, A.S.C.
Columbia, Pennsylvania

Calced Carmelite Nuns of the Ancient Observance, O.Carm.
Province of Allentown, Pennsylvania

Discalced Carmelite Nuns, O.C.D.
Allentown, Pennsylvania

Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, S.C.
Mount St. Joseph, Ohio

Sisters of Charity of Montreal (Grey Nuns), S.G.M.
Montreal, Canada

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, S.C.N.
Nazareth, Kentucky

Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph, S.C.S.J.
Emmetsburg, Maryland

Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill, S.C.
Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Sisters of Christian Charity, S.C.C.
Mendham, New Jersey

Daughters of the Charity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, F.C.S.C.J.
Littleton, New Hampshire

Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent DePaul, D.C.
Emmetsburg, Maryland

Congregation of the Most Holy Rosary of the Third Order of St. Dominic, O.P.
Newburgh, New York

Daughters of the Church
Rome, Italy

Daughters of Jesus, F.I.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Daughters of St. Mary of Guadalupe, D.S.M.G.
Puebla, Mexico

Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, S.N.J.M.
Los Gatos, California

Sisters for Christian Community, S.F.C.C.

Sisters of Christian Unity

Dominican Sisters, O.P.
Racine, Wisconsin
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Congregation of St. Catherine of Siena, O.P.
St. Catherine, Kentucky

Adrian Dominicans of the Most Holy Rosary, O.P.
Adrian, Michigan

Congregation of St. Catherine de Ricci, O.P.
Media, Pennsylvania

Dominicans of the Immaculate Conception, O.P.
Quito, Ecuador; Toulouse, France

Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis, O.S.F.
Allegany, New York

Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement, S.A.
Garrison, New York

Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary, F.H.M.
New York, NY

Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, F.M.M.
Bronx, New York

Franciscan Sisters for Colored Missions
Baltimore, Maryland

Sisters of St. Francis, O.S.F.
Glen Riddle, Pennsylvania
Maryville, Missouri

Sisters of the Third Franciscan Order, Minor Conventual, OMC
Syracuse, New York

Sisters of St. Francis of the Congregation of Our Lady of Lourdes, OSF
Sylvania, Ohio

Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Family, OSF
Dubuque, Iowa

Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, OSF
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis of Assisi of Penance and Charity, O.S.F.
Tiffin, Ohio

Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd, R.G.S.
Louisville, Kentucky

Sisters of the Holy Cross, C.S.C.
Rockville, Maryland

Sisters of the Holy Union of Sacred Hearts, S.U.S.C.
Falls River, Maryland

Glenmary Home Mission Sisters of America, G.H.M.S.
Glenmary, Ohio

Madonna House
Combermere, Canada

Madre Pie Sisters
Ovada, Italy

Little Sisters of the Assumption, L.S.A.
Province of United States

Little Sisters of Jesus, L.S.J.
Baltimore, Maryland
Rome, Italy

Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, R.S.M.
Belmont, North Carolina;
Merion, Pennsylvania

Mission Helpers of Sacred Heart, M.H.S.H.
Baltimore, Maryland

Missionary Benedictines of Tizzing

Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I.C.M.
Arlington, Virginia

Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity, M.S.B.T.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

School Sisters of Notre Dame, S.S.N.D.
Baltimore, Maryland

Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, S.N.D.deN.
Province of Baltimore

Sisters of Our Lady of Wisdom
Ovada, Italy

Sisters of Presentation
Newburgh, New York

Oblate Sisters of Providence, O.S.P.
Baltimore, Maryland

Sisters of Providence, S.P.
Holyoke, Maryland, Terre Haute, Indiana

Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the- Woods, S.P.
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana

Religious of Christian Education, R.C.E.
Milton, Massachusetts

Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, R.S.H.M.
Beziers, France
Tarrytown, New York

Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit, S.Sp.S.
Techny, Illinois

Servants of Mary, O.S.M.
Omaha, Nebraska

The Poor Servants of the Mother of God, S.M.G.
London, England

Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, C.S.J.
Brighton, Massachusetts

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, C.S.J.
Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania

Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Newark, C.S.J.
Newark, New Jersey

Sisters of St. Benedict, O.S.B.
Ferdinand, Indiana
Bismarck, North Dakota

Sisters of St. Joseph of St. Mark, S.J.S.M.
Colmar, France

The Congregation of the Sisters of St. Louis, S.S.L.
Woodland Hills, California

Society of Catholic Medical Missionaries
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Society of the Sisters Faithful Companions of Jesus, F.C.J.
Portsmouth, Rhode Island

Ursuline Nuns of the Roman Union, O.S.U.
Eastern Province, Bronx, New York

Sisters of St. Joseph
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania