Your browser version is outdated. We recommend that you update your browser to the latest version.

Ursuline Sisters Form Charism Group with UNANIMA

Posted 9/29/2017

Taken from the web site of UNANIMA, the mission of the organization is:


"UNANIMA International is a non-governmental organization (NGO)) advocating on behalf of women and children (particularly those living in poverty), immigrants and refugees, and the environment.  Our work takes place primarily at the United Nations headquarters in New York, where we and other members of civil society aim to educate and influence policymakers at the global level.  In solidarity, we work for systemic change to achieve a more just world.

On the ground, our unique membership consists of 20 congregations of Roman Catholic sisters whose 20,000 constituents work in over 80 countries.  We bring their voices, concerns, and experiences as educators, health care providers, social workers, and development workers to the United Nations."

The Ursuline Sisters of Mt. St. Joseph (Maple Mount, KY) are a founding congregation of UNANIMA.  Other Ursuline congregations (Brown County, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Louisville, Tildonk, Toledo, Youngstown and three U.S. Roman Union Provinces) have recently been approved by the UNANIMA Board as a Charism Group.  This allows small Ursuline congregations with the same spirit and foundress to participate, each contributing to the annual dues.

Presently Sister Janet Peterworth of Louisville, KY is serving as the first representative of the Group and will keep the Ursuline communities updated as she attends meetings in New York.  To find out more of what UNANIMA offers in this collaboration with women religious, please go to their web site at: