Justice & Peace

“Practice toward one another gentleness, understanding and cooperation.”

Blessed Mary Angela

Following the example of our foundress, Blessed Mary Angela, Felician Sisters stand with and advocate for those without a voice in our society — the marginalized, the oppressed, and the vulnerable — working to restore human dignity and rights to all of God’s people.

Partner with us in taking action to promote justice and peace.

Felician Sisters in Kingstree, SC marched to the courthouse with the local community in a gathering against racism.

Dignify “Others”

Treating people as fundamentally different from ourselves — “othering” — fails to recognize that they too, are children of God. Excluding a coworker or classmate and judging people with different traditions or religious beliefs are ways we may be othering and not aware of it.

Take Action:

  • Broaden your social circle; befriend people from different backgrounds.
  • Speak up against biased behavior.
  • Focus on everyone as individuals with unique histories.
  • Recognize that small changes within ourselves are the first step to changing society.

Stop Human Trafficking

The Felician Sisters of North America are founding members of U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking. They provide educational resources, engage in advocacy and support survivors through direct services.

Take Action:

S.O.A.P. (Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution) distributes soap with National Human Trafficking Hotline information at high-risk motels.

End Gun Violence

As part of a coalition of over 50 congregations of women religious called Nuns Against Gun Violence, Felician Sisters support survivors and youth activists. We amplify our unified voice as Catholic Sisters to advocate for changes to gun laws.

Take Action:

After her son survived a shooting, Zeneta Everhart created a bookclub to educate about diversity. She says, “Our differences should make us curious, not angry.”

“Let us also love our neighbors as ourselves. Let us have charity and humility.”

St. Francis of Assisi

Welcome Immigrants

Felician Sisters work at the Southern U.S. border with Águilas del Desierto. In their ministries across North America, they provide immigration and naturalization services, teach English and give social supports to immigrants. Felician Sisters welcome all people, treating every human being with dignity and respect.

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For more information about our justice and peace initiatives, contact:
Sr. Maryann Agnes Mueller
Justice and Peace Coordinator

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Serving where needed since 1874

Founded in Poland in 1855, the Felician Sisters are a congregation of women religious inspired by the spiritual ideals of their foundress, Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska, and Saints Francis of Assisi, Clare of Assisi and Felix of Cantalice. Arriving in North America in 1874 following Blessed Mary Angela’s directive “to serve where needed,” they helped to weave the social service system. Today, the Felician Sisters founded, sponsor or support through the presence of our sisters, more than 40 ministries – all continuing to evolve to meet the needs of the people they serve.

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