“The poor call to us. We have to be aware of them
in order to love them. We have to ask ourselves if we
know the truth. Do we know the poor in our own homes?”
Mother Teresa

Glenmary Sisters

are Catholic Religious Sisters dedicated to minister to the poor and forgotten people in rural areas of the Southern United States and Appalachia.

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Has GodCalled You?

Has God called you?

If so, Glenmary may be the answer. With both women's and men's orders, Glenmary offers a vocational path to everyone.

GlenMary Sister


Work with a Glenmary Sister out in the mission fields – without ever leaving your home!


Mission Immersion Experience



Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a missionary? Have you ever felt a calling deep down inside, or maybe just a little twinge now and then, to serve the poor?

Come join the Glenmary Sisters for a visit, immerse yourself in our daily lives, and see how you might like saying "YES" to God and becoming a missionary. go

Corporal Works of Mercy

  • Feed the hungry
  • Give drink to the thirsty
  • Clothe the naked
  • Shelter the homeless
  • Visit the sick
  • Visit those in prison
  • Bury the dead