Since 2014, people across the United States have celebrated and acknowledged Catholic sisters and their good works during March 8 to 14, National Catholic Sisters Week. The week begins with the March 8 observance of International Women’s Day.

National Catholic Sisters Week includes a series of events that inform about the lives of Catholic women religious. It presents both the chance to recognize sisters and to encourage young women who may be discerning vocations to religious life. 

For more information about the week, visit National Catholic Sisters Week.

Fast facts about Catholic sisters in the U.S.

  • In 2016, there were 47,170 Catholic sisters in the United States.
  • Of female college students involved in Catholic campus ministry, 39 percent have seriously considered becoming a religious sister.
  • Annually, approximately 100 U.S. women entering religious life, through final vows.
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  • Click here for additional information from the National Religious Vocation Conference.