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.

Looking for a Sister

We want to help you reconnect with a Holy Union Sister whom you had as a teacher, worked with in parish ministry, or simply knew…

Memorial Cards for All Occasions

Let us pray for your intentions. You can now request our memorial all occasion cards on line. Click below for cards for a variety of occasions and we’ll send them to your door.

Looking for a Sister

We want to help you reconnect with a Holy Union Sister whom you had as a teacher, worked with in parish ministry, or simply knew…

Prayer Cards

You can now request our prayer cards on line. Click here for cards for a variety of occasions and we’ll send them to your door.  Let us pray for your intentions. 

What’s New

June 24th, The Feast of The Baptist

June 24th, The Feast of The Baptist

    June 24th is The Feast of The Baptist   Elizabeth and Zachary waited patiently for many years to be blessed by the birth of their child. Their patience contrasts with the sense of urgency we hear in their son’s call to repent and believe for...

Making June 1st a National Day of Mourning & Lament

Making June 1st a National Day of Mourning & Lament

    Make June 1st a National Day of Mourning & Lament   The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) is partnering with other faith leaders calling for all people to spend time during the weekend of May 29-31 to lament and mourn the...

The Holy Union Sisters Welcome Sam McAdoo

The Holy Union Sisters Welcome Sam McAdoo

    The Holy Union Sisters' New Archivist The HUS Leadership Team is pleased to announce that we have hired a professional Archivist, Samuel McAdoo, who began his work with us on March 2, 2020.   You know from the job description on our website...

COVID-19 Policy Statement

COVID-19 Policy Statement

    COVID-19 Policy Statement for Holy Union Sisters The Holy Union Sisters have always prioritized the health and safety of all who live, work and visit our offices and residences in the United States (MA, RI, MD, KY and NY), a commitment...

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Jubilarians in 2020

This year we celebrate sixteen Jubilarians!

This year we’re blessed to celebrate the vocations of sixteen Jubilarians.  In our Summer 2020 issue of Response we asked each two questions: What is your favorite Scripture verse?  And, of all your ministries which has had the greatest impact on you?  On our Jubilarian page you can read their full answers to these questions.  Let us always pray for one another..

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