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.”

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…

Dorothy Vaill Fund

Applications to the Dorothy Vaill Memorial Fund for the 2019 academic year are now available. In order to be considered for 2019, applications must be postmarked by February 15th, 2019. Award recipients will be notified in mid-April.

What’s New

Sr. Joan Guertin receives honor

Sr. Joan Guertin receives honor

Holy Union Sister Joan Guertin was among the recipients of the 2018 Cheverus Award. Cardinal Séan O’Malley conferred the medal on recipients from throughout the Boston Archdiocese.

Staff Positions Available

The U.S. Province of the Holy Union Sisters is inviting applications for two staff positions: Director of Mission Advancement, Director of Communications.

UNANIMA International Board Meets

UNANIMA International Board Meets

The Holy Union Sisters have been members of UNANIMA International since 2003. Today UNANIMA counts 22 congregations as members, with women religious engaged in more than 60 countries.

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Justice & Peace Calendar

Las Posadas Christmas Novena

Las Posadas Christmas Novena

Las Posadas Navideñas (the Christmas Inn) is a Mexican religious tradition that commemorates Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem and their struggle to find refuge there.

Living the Change

Living the Change

Visit Living the Change to learn how Faith Communities are responding to the environmental challenges of our day. Consider making a personal commitment in at least one of the three high-impact areas