As the OLVM Sisters age and the congregation grows smaller, their main ministry has become one of prayer and presence, with a focus on and support for those places, issues and concerns that have always been at the heart of our mission. They continue to follow the words of Father Sigstein, who said, “Always go to the poor first.”
JOHN JOSEPH SIGSTEIN FOUNDATION
The John Joseph Sigstein Foundation (JJSF) is established to promote and sustain the mission of God according to the charism of Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters in solidarity with all persons, especially those living in poverty and/or oppression.
The Julia Center is a neighborhood outreach center located in the West Town area of Chicago. The Center offers programs of education and enrichment primarily for women and girls that enable them to build self-confidence and self-esteem, discover and develop their gifts and learn to take control of their lives.
CASA DE LAS
Casa De Las Comunidades, a Catholic Worker Community in Albuqueque, is available at all times to accompany persons and families who are oppressed, marginalized and alienated by a competitive and individualistic society. We embrace all differences of race, culture or religion as a wealth of humanity that is to be shared. We are especially called to be of assistance to immigrant families, to women and to youth.
SISTER EVELYN MOUREY
The mission of the Sister Evelyn Mourey Center in El Centro, Calif., is to enhance the welfare of those who live in poverty in the Imperial Valley community, making every effort to improve their living condition by providing food, clothing, social services and skills in order to prepare them to obtain better jobs.
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SAINT ANNE COMMUNITIES
AT VICTORY NOLL
Saint Anne Communities offer residents a culture of self-respect and dignity in a Christian atmosphere. Each resident is offered individualized, high quality health care that encourages freedom and independence while preserving their dignity and uniqueness as creations of God.
ACRES LAND TRUST
ACRES Land Trust is a member-based nonprofit protecting land and preserving natural areas for good. Together with our members, we serve families and communities in northeast Indiana, southern Michigan and northwest Ohio.