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."

Justice & Peace Calendar

Read here for resources to help you observe the Season of Creation

  • Visit the Season of Creation website to learn ways to take action, pray and participate in events.
  • Visit the Catholic Climate Covenant 
    where you can sign up for action alerts.


    Global Catholic Climate Movement 
    Here are some ways Christians will be praying and taking action for creation around the globe:

    ü Symbolic actions and prayer services are being planned worldwide including an indigenous water walk around the Toronto waterfront, a nun-led protest and vigil at a radioactive landfill in Missouri, and more. Find an event near you.
    ü Online prayer services: Global Christian leaders will be leading two online prayer services:
    ü On September 19th the Archbishop of Canterbury, Archbishop Justin Welby, will lead a Taizé service. Learn more and register for both services here.
    ü Joint Divestment Announcement: On October 4th, Christian organizations will announce their commitment to divest from fossil fuels. See more here


Mission Advancement


2017 Spring/Summer Response
To read the 2016 Annual Report and learn how Holy Union Sisters are meeting today's challenges, click2017 Spring Response