At the heart of who we are is our name, Holy Union
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.”
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.
On Jan. 8th, eight Holy Union Sisters joined Sisters from other congregations at a Prayer Vigil in Brighton, MA to end Human Trafficking.read more
We welcomed our local Sisters to come see our new office space in Fall River, MA and to exchange Christmas greetings and well wishes.read more
What a joy to revisit Nanaquaket on the 75th Anniversary of the establishment of our Juniorate!read more