About Us


Holy Union has been international since its beginnings.  The first Holy Union community of four pious women who were teaching the children of Douai in 1826 were French and Belgian. The congregation is now present in Argentina, Belgium, Benin, Cameroon, England, France, Haiti, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, Tanzania, the United States and Wales – 13 countries on 4 continents. Our Constitutions, the rule of life which we follow, says: “The gift of internationality in our congregation brings with it a broadening of vision and a deeper sense of community with the world.”