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Ursuline Sisters
Founder: St. Angela Merici (1535)

Charism: "Solei Dei Gloriam" ~ Glory to God Alone (International Charism)

Apostolates: First convents ever- Quebec (1639), New Orleans (1727); Ursuline Academy (1893)- "Servium"
Daughters of Charity
Founder: Vincent de Paul (known for his service to the poor)

Charism: Education

Famous Members: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (1st American-born Saint)
Sisters of St. Joseph
Founders: J. P. Medaille (1661), Jeanne Fontbonne (1808)

Charism: "To serve God and neighbors without distinction"

Ministries/ Apostolates: St. Louis- service to deaf children (1836); Philadelphia (1847); Chestnut Hill College

Famous Members: Helen Prejean- "Dead Man Walking" (strong opposition to death penalty)
Sisters of Mercy
1. Feed the hungry.
2. Give drink to the thirsty.
3. Clothe the naked.
4. Shelter the homeless.
5. Comfort the imprisoned.
6. Visit the sick.
7. Bury the dead.

Founder: Catherine McAuley (1831- Dublin, Ireland)

Charism: Dedication to service (7 corporal works of mercy)

Apostolates: US- Pittsburgh (1843); Merion, Gwennyd Mercy

Famous Members: Sr. Mary Scullion- H.O.M.E. Kate's House (Housing Opportunity Medicine Education), Mercy Corps
Servants of the IHM
Founder: Louis Gillet, Mother Theresa Maxis (1845)

Charism: dedication to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Apostolates: Villa Maria, Immaculata College "Mighty Macs"
Little Sisters of the Poor
Founder: Blessed Jeanne Jugan (1839- France, 1868-US)

Charism: for the old, for the poor, for the sick

Apostolates: Newark, Philly

Great Mystical Tradition

Charism: Soul/ Subconscious

Famous Members: St. Teresa of Avila- "The Interior Castle"; St. Therese of Lisieux (The Little Flower)- The Story of a Soul (collection of her thoughts and prayers); St. Edith Stein
Sisters of Blessed Sacrament
Founder: St. Katherine Drexel

Apostolates: Xavier College (New Orleans), Holy Family University (Bensalem, PA)
Sisters of the Holy Child
Founder: Cornelia Connelly (1809- Philadelphia)

Apostolates: Holy Child Academy, Rosemont College
Missionaries of Charity
Founder: Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1950-India- "Call Within a Call")

Charism: to serve "the poorest of the poor"

Ministries: world-wide, 1st AIDS Hospice- N.Y.C.
Sisters of St. Francis
Founder: Ann Marie Bachmann, St. John Neumann (redemtorist)

Apostolate: Neumann College (Aston, PA)- originally called "Our Lady of Angels College" but since St. John Neumann gave them the land, they changed the name to "Neumann College"
Sisters of Life
Founder: Cardinal John O'Connor (New York)

Ministry: Preserve/ protect the sanctity of human life (Pregnant women/ counseling of women who have had abortions)

Famous Member: Mother Agnes Mary Donavan (1991)

Apostolate: Our Lady of New York