Support Our Women Religious


The campaign has raised funds for women religious, who have played a crucial role in the history of our Church’s mission in Western Washington. From schools to hospitals, from ministry to the poor to ministry in parishes, from retreat centers to social justice and advocacy, the positive impact and reach of their work cannot be overstated. Because they have answered the call to serve as Christ, and because for decades they served with almost no compensation, the campaign recognizes, acknowledges and thanks them for their sacrifice and service.


The Archdiocese of Seattle celebrates a rich history supported by women religious in numerous capacities. From schools to hospitals, stretching from the Columbia River to the Canadian border, the positive impact and reach of their work is undeniable.

Sisters who have and will serve in the Archdiocese need and deserve an adequate and dignified retirement. With the assistance of women religious leaders serving in our Archdiocese, we identified a strategy to address their needs through this campaign.

Aiding the sisters’ pension and healthcare needs allows them to continue their ministries, sharing God’s love and presence with others.

Seven legacy communities of women religious will receive $3 million each. Expanded ministry congregations, those whose provincial headquarters are located outside of the Archdiocese but expanded their ministry to the Pacific Northwest, will receive the remaining $3 million.

Legacy communities: Expanded ministry communities:
Adrian Dominican Sisters (Edmonds Dominicans) Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Dominican Sisters of Tacoma Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon
Sisters of Providence Society of the Sacred Heart
Sisters of St. Benedict – St. Placid Priory, Lacey Seattle Carmelites
Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia Carmelite Sister of Our Lady
Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace Lovers of the Holy Cross of Go Vap
  Society of Our Lady of the Trinity


Note: Additional communities may be included as their participation is confirmed by the women religious leaders

For more information on how campaign funds will support our women religious, please refer to the Campaign in Detail booklet.