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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

See the ways God makes Her presence known in the ordinary experiences of life. Join our Wisdom Spirituality Circle and receive weekly relections. Fire In Our Hearts is for Catholics and persons of all spiritual traditions.


Wisdom House
wisdom house

Nestled in the foothills of the Berkshires, in the historic town of Litchfield, CT, Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center spans 54 acres of meadows, woods and brooks. Offering year round programs, this interfaith center welcomes those who value seeking and learning in a contemplative environment. The complex includes indoor and outdoor sanctuary areas, and a labyrinth to encourage meditation, prayer and creative thinking.
Click here to take a tour of Wisdom House from the air.





2016 Applications are available. (See Wisdom Grant Fund dropdown under Ministries tab.)


Read about last year's Mission Fund Grant recipients

Daughters of Wisdom Award $99,238 in Mission Grants




A community within the community of the Wisdom family, Associates of Wisdom share in the spirituality, mission, and history of the congregation of the Daughters of Wisdom.


To learn more about the Associates of Wisdom follow the links below:


Who are we?


Wisdom's Voice


Associates of Wisdom in the News


Associates Annual Retreat



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By Sr. Barbara O’Dea, DW

The Cross goes before us throughout this whole week. Holy Week is our week, a sacred time to make an interior pilgrimage, a journey to meet the Spirit of God who dwells among us and within us. This is our week to quiet our restless hearts and focus our minds as we approach the threshold of Easter. It is a sacred time for us to discover how much or how little we love. This week of grace is our chance to join with all believers in following Christ from his triumphal entry into Jerusalem through his Last Supper with his disciples, his death on the cross and resurrection to new life. The faith of those who welcome the call to follow Jesus to the end will inevitably bring new life and a deeper sense of meaning to their lives.




Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy
December 2015- November 2016


During the Extraordinary Jubilee Year Of Mercy, Pope Francis calls all Catholics to be profound witnesses to mercy and to "find the joy rediscovering and rendering fruitful God's mercy, with which we are all called to give comfort to every man and every woman of our time."


Pope Francis composed a special prayer for the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Through it he asks the Lord to make this a year of grace so that the Church, “with renewed enthusiasm, may bring good news to the poor, proclaim liberty to captives and the oppressed, and restore sight to the blind.”

Click on the link below to download the prayer.

Pope Francis’ Prayer for the Jubilee Year of Mercy