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Flourishing Sisterhood

Flourishing Sisterhood: Nourishing Communities in the Gulf South

The Loyola Institute for Ministry has been awarded a fourth grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. The new grant funds the project "Flourishing Sisterhood: Nourishing Communities in the Gulf South" through June 2025.

This project will:

  • support the well-being of 60 sisters with opportunities to study in learning communities and earn Loyola's Certificate in Spirituality, with a focus on spirituality and aging

  • strengthen sisterhood in the Archdiocese of New Orleans through collaboration with the Vicar for Religious 

  • amplify sisters' voices, including through a new podcast highlighting sisters' leadership and contributions to social justice


Stay tuned for updates as the project unfolds!

For more information, contact Project Manager Sarah DeMarais at


How to Participate (for Catholic Sisters in the Gulf South)

The Loyola Institute for Ministry invites Catholic sisters in the Gulf South to join communities for learning and spiritual formation that will explore practical theology, aging, and well-being. For more information, including how to express interest in participating, see this flyer.


Study with LIM & work on this project! Opportunity for a Catholic sister

We are now hiring a Catholic sister to serve as a Graduate Assistant. The GA will work part-time on this project for two years while earning one of LIM's graduate degrees (Master of Pastoral Studies or Master of Religious Education). Find more information, including how to apply, on Loyola's Staff Employment Opportunities website


Related Media

Loyola's press release 

Global Sisters Report article 

Clarion Herald article

Wake Up! on Catholic Community Radio interview with Project Manager Sarah DeMarais (segment begins at 36:05)


Related Projects

Living Charisms for Sustainable Human Development (2020-2022)

Catholic Sisters in Partnership for Sustainability (2017-2020)

Communicating Charism: Educating for Leadership and Social Media Capacity in Communities of Women Religious (2014-2017)