We are called to promote human dignity and to educate for social justice, especially through health care, education, pastoral concerns, social work, and other forms of ministry. We show special preference for the needs of the poor. From the very beginning, we have reached out to serve where no one was available to tend to those left alone and uncared for.
Pictured in a special gray habit are Sisters Charles Marie Frank, Mary Mark Gerken, Maria Felicitas Villegas, Rosalina Acosta, Louis Katharine Schuler, and Gwendolyn Grothoff. Mothers Mary Clare Cronly and Mary Calvary Le Page accompanied the Sisters to the airport.
While serving as El Puente’s Executive Director, Sr. Peggy also accompanied clients on doctor visits and translated for them.
Sr. Louise baked bread to share with her neighbors; she was very much loved by the people of Cambio Puente.
Pictured is Sr. Emilia Gracia.
Pictured are Srs. Annette Pezold and Helen Ann Collier.
Women’s Global Connection strengthens families and communities and works for transformative change. The organization fosters innovative partnerships that support projects linking women and girls to education, technology, and business opportunities.
(co-founder, Sr. Dorothy Ettling, far right)
In 1875, when a separate orphanage was established, Sr. Mary of Jesus was part of the small community of Sisters responsible for the orphans’ care.
Wearing a soldier’s overcoat that reached to her ankles and armed with a brace of pistols, Sr. Mary of Jesus toured outlying towns, begging for food and clothing. She usually returned with a few hundred dollars plus plenty of eggs, butter, bacon, and potatoes.
Sr. Martha Ann and Dr. Fatma Arslan, of the Women’s Association of the Raindrop Turkish House in San Antonio, have led many interfaith programs together.