Sisters of the Holy Family-Louisiana


Sisters of the Holy Family-Louisiana

The Sisters of the Holy Family based in New Orleans, Louisiana, were founded in 1837 as the Sisters of the Presentation by Henriette DeLille. In 1842, the order changed its name to the Sisters of the Holy Family.

Based in New Orleans from its inception, the order consists of African-American nuns who operate schools for poor children, nursing homes, and retirement centers. There are 200 members of the order today, and it has missions in New Orleans, Washington, D.C., California, and the Central American country of Belize.

References

* [http://www.cmswr.org/member_communities/SHF.htm The Sisters of the Holy Family official web site]

External links

* [http://www.holyfamilysisters.com/ Sisters of the Holy Family-Louisiana]
* [http://www.cmswr.org/member_communities/SHF.htm The Sisters of the Holy Family]


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