We envision a new way of living that celebrates the connectedness of all God's creation, an inclusive world where the dignity and diversity of all life is honored and protected.
Energized by our evolving understanding of God's love, we build partnerships that promote the dignity and human rights of all, especially women and children. In solidarity, we work for the transformation of unjust systems, the flourishing of humanity and integrity of all creation.
Founded in 1835 in Angers, France by Saint Mary Euphrasia as an international religious order, the Congregation of Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd is present today in 72 countries throughout the world. There are approximately 3,000 Sisters.
The Congregation is divided into five regions, to enable broader consultation and sharing, and to facilitate communication between provinces:
CPNA (North America & Canada).
REAL (Central & South America).
RIMOA (Middle East, Africa, the Isles).
Sisters of the Good Shepherd
An international Congregation within the Catholic Church
An NGO in special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council