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Welcome Message

Welcome to the website of the Daughters of Wisdom of the United States Province. We hope that you enjoy reading these pages and that you get a sense of who we are.

Mission Statement

We are called in community to seek and to contemplate Divine Wisdom, present in a world that hungers for meaning, justice and compassion. We seek to bring the message of Jesus, Incarnate Wisdom, to people experiencing injustice, violence, poverty and oppression, especially women and children.

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Fire in Our Hearts
fire in our hearts

“We hope to promote a grand circle of Wisdom spirituality,” said Sister Evelyn Eckhardt. “The new website was conceived to actively reach out to Catholics and persons of all spiritual traditions...”

Wisdom House
wisdom house

Nestled in the foothills of the Berkshires, Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center invites you to an experience of peace and tranquility.

Click here to take a tour of Wisdom House from the air.




Salvadoran Enterprises for Women builds and manages the financial resources, community networks, solidarity efforts, and the U.S. and Salvadoran markets that facilitate new—and help expand existing—employment and development opportunities for women in El Salvador.

Sr. Eileen Berton, D.W., 8/30/23- 3/20/15


We are saddened to report the passing of Sr. Eileen Berton, D.W., (Sr. Anselme de Marie) who was called to eternal life on March 20, 2015 at the age of 91. She is predeceased by her parents Louis and Madelaine Berton and will be greatly missed by her sisters, The Daughters of Wisdom. Read more.

Reflection in Memory of Sr. Eileen Berton, D.W.
By Sr. Cathy Sheehan, Provincial Leader








Called to Faithful Relationship

Reflections by Sr. Mary Stuart, DW

What is fidelity to Christ's call if not a conscious commitment to a journey of relationship with the Beloved which by its very nature impels us to be faithful to the development and well-being of our sisters, brothers, and all Creation.

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Daughters of Wisdom Reflect on Consecrated Life

The Year of Consecrated Life began on November 30, 2014, the first Sunday of Advent, and will end on February 2, 2016, the World Day for Consecrated Life. This year of recognition takes place within the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council. Documents on the important place that consecrated life has in the Church were first published in 1965.

Churches and various institutions all over the world have thrived through the ministries of consecrated women who have served as administrators, educators, healthcare practitioners, social workers, chaplains, spiritual directors, and pastoral leaders, among many other professions. In the instance of the Daughters of Wisdom, who arrived in the United States in 1904, and similarly in other congregations of women religious, they were very often the ones who established, laid the foundations and staffed the institutions for which the people in need were served. From Maine to Florida, and as far west as California- and in states in between, the Daughters have worked in and established educational institutions, hospitals, and various other organizations to serve the most vulnerable members of society.

During the course of this celebratory year, we will be highlighting the reflections of some of our sisters on their journeys as consecrated women religious.

We begin with Sr. Ann Gray, D.W. who this year celebrates 60 years of consecrated life as a Daughter of Wisdom. Professed at age 20 in 1955, Sr. Ann has spent three quarters of her life as a woman religious. During this time she has served two consecutive terms as provincial of the Daughters of Wisdom, USA Province, and prior to that over 50 years in education.

Read more about her journey by clicking here.




Read about last year's Mission Fund Grant recipients-

Daughters of Wisdom Award 2014 Mission Fund Grants-


Click here for 2015 Grant Pre-Application Form.

(Deadline for submission 4/30/15)


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