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Women Religious Orders

A list of Women Religious Orders serving in the Diocese of Fort Worth. Please contact the order(s) for more information.


Congregation of Divine Providence (CDP)

The Sisters of Divine Providence are a community of women religious rooted in our confidence that God is provident. We participate in the mission of Jesus by responding to the needs of the time through ministry and service. We live our lives with complete trust in a provident God –guiding, loving, and caring for all creation.


Discalced Carmelite Nuns, Cloistered Contemplative Monastery (OCD)

The Discalced Carmelite Nuns are part of a worldwide religious family... a cloistered Order of women dedicated to fulfilling a special mission in the Mystical Body of Christ. Our history goes back to the 12th century... and, by tradition, even to Old Testament times and the prophets (particularly the prophet Elijah), whose lives bore witness to the Presence of God among His people.


Dominican Sisters – Mary Immaculate Province (OP)

The sisters are called to glorify God and strive for sanctity in the Dominican charism through observing the evangelical counsels. Their mission is aimed for the salvation of humankind by evangelizing for the reign of God, educating youth in the authentic Catholic spirit, and doing charitable works as exemplified in Christ.


Hermanas Catequistas Guadalupanas (HCG)

An order dedicated to assist Pastors in the regeneration of society through Christian Education and Teaching of the Doctrine of Jesus Christ.


Hermanas Franciscanas de la Inmaculada Concepción (HFIC)

Father José del Refugio Morales Córdova, OFM and Mother María de la Luz de Cristo Crucificado are the founders of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Immaculate Conception. They were founded in 1874 in Mexico, D.F.


Missionary Catechists of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary (MCSH)

We are a Congregation of Religious women and laity that assuming the sentiments of the meekness and humility of the Heart of Jesus Missionary and Catechist, we dedicate ourselves to Evangelization and Catechesis, focusing on service to the families and following the example and the love that comes from the Heart of Mary.


Missionary Catechists of Divine Providence (MCDP)

We, the Missionary Catechists of Divine Providence, with a unique gift to serve Hispanics, are inspired by Sister Benitia Vermeersch, our foundress, and Our Lady of Guadalupe. We are called to live the Gospel and minister to all people, especially the poor.


Olivetan Benedictine Sisters (OSB)

We are a community of monastic women who seek God through prayer and work in the Olivetan Benedictine tradition. Accordingly, we proclaim Jesus Christ and the Gospel message through our service to each other in community, in hospitality, health care, education and other apostolic works.


School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND)

OUR MISSION is to proclaim the Good News as School Sisters of Notre Dame, directing our entire lives toward that oneness for which Jesus Christ was sent.


Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word (CCVI)

We are Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, an international Congregation of women religious. Who we are and what we do is grounded in a dynamic belief that our loving God became fully human in the person of Jesus. In this act of becoming human, God invites all creation to share in Divine Life. This belief compels us to act to make God's love real in the world by promoting human dignity, especially among the most vulnerable.


Sisters of St. Mary of Namur (SSMN)

A buoyant spirit of simplicity and joy has enabled the Sisters of St. Mary of Namur to respond to the changing needs of the Church. We strive to listen to the Holy Spirit in reading the signs of the times, accompanying those who are in need and are hurting. We join with so many in the desire to live the beatitudes and to bring God's grace, mercy and peace to this vulnerable world.


Sisters of the Holy Spirit and Mary Immaculate (SHSp)

Faithful to our charism to manifest the compassion of Jesus, we offer our lives and service through the church and listen to the challenge of the church to us to be a prophetic voice for change and transformation in a world of injustice and poverty.





Sr. Yolanda Cruz, SSMNSr. Yolanda Cruz, SSMN
Delegate for Women Religious

Josie Castillo
Administrative Associate for Women Religious


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