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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

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 women and men who value seeking and learning in a contemplative environment. The indoor and outdoor sanctuary areas and labyrinth encourage meditation, prayer and creative thinking.

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



Salvadoran Enterprises for Women, a collaborative ministry of the Daughters of Wisdom, 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.


Read about this year's Mission Fund Grant Recipients


Read about how Mission Grant Funds help to boost the self-esteem of the young ladies of St. Martin de Porres High School in Rockaway Park, NY.





Called to Collaborate

Monthly Reflections by Sr. Mary Stuart, DW


“Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”  Luke 24:32


How blessed are we to have walked with Pope Francis these days and to hear him confirm the very things we have been about as women religious!


How moving and challenging to hear his words of healing and love in the face of unwarranted clerical suspicion and to note the value he places on the contribution of women in the Church.

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Provincial Leader, Sr. Catherine Sheehan, DW Shares about her Journey as a Women Religious in Recent Radio Interview

Sr. Catherine Sheehan, Provincial of the Daughters of Wisdom, US Province was recently interviewed on radio by Frère Buteau and Bishop Guy Sansaricq in recognition of the Year of Consecrated life. In this interview she reflects on her decision to enter religious life and expresses the spirituality and heart of the mission of the Daughters of Wisdom. Click here to read some excerpts from that interview.


Reflections 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. Read their reflections by clicking the links below.

Sr. Aurelie Michaud, D.W., 75 Years

Sr. Margaret McPeak, D.W., 70 Years

Sr. Grace Malonzo, D.W., 6o Years

Sr. Ann Gray, D.W., 60 Years




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