At the heart of who we are is our name, Holy Union.

We express this union first of all by being one with ourselves. We strive to bring this union to our world by working among different cultures, ethnic groups, the deprived and marginalized. We strive to respect and care for the earth.

The Holy Union Sisters are an international congregation of Catholic women religious who minister today on four continents. We wear a cross with the Latin words, Sancta Unio inscribed on the front, as a symbol of our internationality. It reminds us of the desire of our founder, Jean Baptiste Debrabant, who in a letter to the sisters in 1842, wrote of the special significance of our name: "You have received that name only that you may form all together a union of heart, mind and affection in Jesus and Mary."

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A Blessed Easter!


We wish all who visit our website a Blessed Easter. Our prayer for you is united with that of Pope Francis:
May the Holy Spirit lead us on a true journey of conversion, so that we may rediscover the gift of God's word, be purified of the sin that blinds us, and serve Christ present in our brothers and sisters in need. ... Let us pray for one another so that, by sharing in the victory of Christ, we may open our doors to the weak and poor. Then we will be able to experience and share to the full the joy of Easter.

~ Pope Francis, Message for Lent 2017,



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2017 Fall/Winter Response
 Read about the Holy Union Sisters' celebration of 130 years in the United States. Learn More