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.

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Seeking Transformation in Pittsburgh

Seeking Transformation in Pittsburgh

From April 28 through May 1, 2024, over 250 women religious leaders, communicators, and justice and peace promoters convened at the Sheraton Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA to discuss “A Transformation of Consciousness”.

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Our Latest Podcast Episode

The Holy Union Podcast, “Called to Be…”, is a way to share discussions between and among our Sisters and Associates with interested listeners on an array of topics .

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