Called to Serve As Christ Supports Women Religious

The Archdiocese celebrates a rich history supported by women religious in numerous capacities. From schools to hospitals, from ministry to the poor to ministry in parishes, from retreat centers to social justice and advocacy, the positive impact and reach of women religious is undeniable.

Because they answered the call to serve as Christ, and because for decades they served with almost no compensation, we recognize, acknowledge and thank them for their sacrifice and service.


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Funding Allocation

Seven legacy communities of women religious will receive $3 million each. Expanded ministry congregations, those whose provincial headquarters are located outside of the Archdiocese but expanded their ministry to the Pacific Northwest, will receive the remaining $3 million.

Expanded ministry communities

Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur
Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon
Society of the Sacred Heart
Seattle Carmelites
Carmelite Sister of Our Lady
Lovers of the Holy Cross of Go Vap
Society of Our Lady of the Trinity

Legacy communities

Adrian Dominican Sisters (Edmonds Dominicans) 
Dominican Sisters of Tacoma 
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary 
Sisters of Providence 
Sisters of St. Benedict – St. Placid Priory, Lacey 
Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia 
Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace


Women Religious Stories

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"Given all the financial responsibilities of the Archdiocese and each parish, we are grateful for calling attention to the urgent retirement needs of the priests and sisters of the archdiocese through the Called to Serve as Christ Campaign. "

~ Sister Peg Murphy, OP