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Welcome to our website, a lens which focuses on the pathways of our ministries and the journeys of our Sisters. These pathways are paved with love, mercy and compassion.

Since 1842, our Sisters have been the faces of love, mercy and compassion to the people of God in the United States, Belize, Central America; and Benin City, Nigeria; Africa. The Sisters have faithfully ministered in our schools, parishes, nursing home, prisons, and housing for the elderly.

Pope Francis has proclaimed this year as the “Jubilee Year of Mercy.” Just as he opened the door of mercy in Rome, the Sisters have always opened the door of mercy in their hearts to the poor, sick and the elderly.

We invite you to browse through the website, and learn of the works of the Sisters, people whose lives have been touched by them, projects, opportunities, contacts, and future endeavors.

In 2017, we will celebrate our 175th anniversary. Plans are being made for a yearlong celebration from Nov. 19, 2016 to Nov. 19, 2017. Come and join us as we thank God for giving us these many years of service to His people.

May God bestow His merciful blessings upon you.

Sr. Greta Jupiter, SSF
Congregational Leader

175th Anniversary Events



November 18, 2017
Historical Bus Tour
-  Various SSF Ministries  -

November 19, 2017
Closing Mass
St. Louis Cathedral
New Orleans, LA

November 19, 2017
Banquet
Hyatt Regency Hotel
New Orleans, LA


Click the wwno banner to hear the story of the Sisters and various interviews

November 5, 2017
Annual Black Saints Celebration
New Orleans, LA

November 2017
Youth Mass
New Orleans, LA

November 11, 2017
Feeding of the Homeless
Ozanam Inn
1:00 PM

November 17-19, 2017
Associates Symposium
Hyatt Regency Hotel
1988 

2005 




Process initiated 

The life, virtues, and reputation of
sanctity of Henriette Delille were
tried at the Archdiocesan New Orleans Tribunal and an alleged miracle attributed to her intercession was tried in the Galveston-Houston Tribunal. 

Twenty years before the Civil War of the United States, and before it was legal for such a Congregation to exist, the Sisters of the Holy Family were founded in 
New Orleans, Louisiana by Henriette Delille, 
a free woman of color.
 Co-foundresses of this religious community of 
African-American women were 
Juliette Gaudin and Josephine Charles. 
HISTORY OF THE 
SISTERS OF THE HOLY FAMILY
with the Sisters of the Holy Family
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For more information contact:
Sister Laura Mercier, SSF
Vocation Directeress
504-309-8175
ssfvocations@yahoo.com
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