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"For us it is happiness to be able to comfort, in a measure, the poor exiles, and we rejoice that we are unworthy agents of our heavenly Father through whom He deigns to show His great love and mercy to the sufferers." 

Blessed Mother Marianne Cope, 1884


religious-life_01A woman who enters consecrated life chooses to deepen her baptismal commitment by taking vows which emphasize the values of prayer, loving service, and simple living in community with others. Consecrated women in Hawaii serve the Church and community in many ways, including: youth ministry, homeless and hungry, battered women, education, healthcare, family life and parish pastoral ministry. Some Sisters are totally dedicated to the contemplative life.

The Diocese of Honolulu is blessed to have the following Women's Religious Orders providing loving service throughout the islands:

Benedictines (OSB)

A Public Association of the Faithful of Diocesan Right (OSB)

Benedictine Monastery of Hawaii
Mary, Spouse of the Holy Spirit Monastery
Mailing address: P.O. Box 490, Waialua, HI 96791
Physical address: 67-290 Farrington Hwy., Waialua, HI 96791
Phone: 808-637-7887
Fax: 808-637-8601
Email: monastery@hawaiibenedictines.org
Web: www.hawaiibenedictines.org

Community Members:

Rev. David Barfknecht, Prior
Sr. Celeste Cabral
Sr. Mary Jo McEnany
Rev. Michael Sawyer
Sr. Geralyn Spaulding

Carmelites (OCD)

Order of Discalced Carmelite Nuns of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (OCD)
Prayer is our life and apostolate. In the heart of the Church, our vocation is love.

Carmel of the Holy Trinity Convent
6301 Pali Hwy., Kaneohe, HI 96744-5224
Phone: 808-261-6542
Email: carmelofhawaii@aol.com

Acting Superior:  Sr. Agnella Iu, OCD

Community Members:
Sr. Mary Francis Apordo, OCD
Sr. Elizabeth DeJesus, OCD
Sr. Mary Angelica Guevarra, OCD
Sr. Assumpta John Theresa Macapanas, OCD
Sr. Ann Therese Ocampo, OCD
Sr. Mary Elizabeth Sedo, OCD
Sr. Therese Wilson, OCD

Congregation of the Sacred Hearts (SSCC)

Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary and Perpetual Adoration (SSCC)
The Mission of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary is to contemplate, live, and proclaim God's redemptive love. In working for the transformation of the human heart, we promote human dignity, live in solidarity with the poor, and strive for justice and peace. We are brothers and sisters collaborating in prayer, life, and ministry.

Regina Pacis Convent
1120 Fifth Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816
Phone: 808-737-5822 or 808-735-6143
Fax: 808-735-0878
Email: reginasscc@cs.com
Web: www.ssccpicpus.com

Superior Delegate:  Sr. Regina Mary Jenkins, SSCC

Community Members:
Sr. Irene Barboza, SSCC
Sr. Regina Mary Jenkins, SSCC
Sr. Katherine Francis Miller, SSCC
Sr. Augustina Sri Mulyati, SSCC
Sr. Romeka Situmorang, SSCC
Sr. Grace Marie Tom, SSCC

Malia O Ka Malu Community
1117 4th Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816
Phone: 808-734-2048

Community Members:
Sr. Mary Josephine Araki, SSCC
Sr. Juliana Costa Brum, SSCC
Sr. Joan Rita Cosme, SSCC
Sr. Angela Gregorio, SSCC
Sr. Dolores Marie Pavao, SSCC
Sr. Georgene Perry, SSCC
Sr. Helene Wood, SSCC

Paewalani Community
45-901 A Wailele Rd., Kaneohe, HI 96744
Phone: 808-247-3688

Superior:  Sr. Anne Clare DeCosta, SSCC

Community Members:
Sr. Joseph Mary Cefra, SSCC

St. Anthony Retreat Center / Puawakea Community
3351 Kalihi St., Honolulu, HI 96819
Phone: 808-845-4353
Fax: 808-848-2696

Superior:  Sr. Anne Clare DeCosta, SSCC

Community Members:
Sr. Damien Therese Dang, SSCC
Sr. Marie Lemert, SSCC
Sr. Ivy Yim, SSCC

Molokai Community
405 Palapalae Pl. Kaunakakai, HI 96748
Phone: 808-553-4303

Community Members:
Sr. Herman Julia Aki, SSCC
Sr. Jessie Kai, SSCC
Sr. Marie Christine Platteros, SSCC

Daughters of St. Paul (FSP)

Daughters of St. Paul, Missionary Sisters of the Media of Communication
The Daughters of St. Paul are a community of vowed women religious who dedicate their lives to sharing the unfathomable riches of the mystery of Christ with the people of today. 

Daughters of St. Paul Convent
1143 Bishop St., Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-538-0084
Email: honolulu@paulinemedia.com
Web: www.daughtersofstpaul.org

Pauline Book and Media Center
1143 Bishop St., Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-521-2731
Toll Free: 866-521-2731
Fax: 808-523-3685
Email: honolulu@paulinemedia.com
Web: www.pauline.org

Superior:  Sr. Susan Miriam Wolf, FSP

Community Members:
Sr. Mary Joane Caritas Gepitulan, FSP
Sr. Diane Leonard Kraus, FSP
Sr. Maria Joseph Petrill, FSP

Dominican Sisters (OP)

Dominican Sisters of the Most Holy Rosary (OP)
We, the Dominican Sisters of the Most Holy Rosary of the Philippines, are called to sanctify ourselves and others through a life centered on the Eucharist and devoted to the Holy Rosary in the spirit of truth, prayer, simplicity, joy, service and compassion.

Dominican Center Hawaii/Rosary PreSchool
94-1249 Lumikula St., Waipahu, HI 96797
Phone: 808-676-1452 or 808-677-1202

Superior: Sr. M. Cecilia Fabular, OP

Community Members:
Sr. M. Mark Berdin, OP
Sr. M. Divina Delostrico, OP
Sr. M. Estelita Jamelo, OP
Sr. M. Novic Omictin, OP
Sr. M. Emma Quijada, OP
Sr. M. Rosario Tuvida, OP
Sr. Malia Dominica Wong, OP

House of Aloha Convent
86-569 Paheehee Rd., Waianae, HI 96792
Phone: 808-696-3021

Superior: Sr. M. Imelda Sorianosos, OP

Community Members:
Sr. M. Otelia Fortaleza, OP
Sr. M. Sara Mendotc, OP
Sr. M. Lorlene Panaligan, OP

St. Elizabeth Convent
99-310 Moanalua Rd., Aiea, HI 96701
Phone: 808-487-3131 or 808-488-5322

Superior: Sr. Mary Sixtilles Pillado, OP

Community Members:
Sr. M. Candelaria Alcarde, OP
Sr. Alma Amancio, OP
Sr. M. Emilie Basitas, OP
Sr. M. Olivia Fuentes, OP
Sr. Marilou Jormingos, OP
Sr. M. Bernarda Sindol, OP

St. John the Baptist Convent
2340 Omilo Ln., Honolulu, HI 96819
Phone: 808-845-2622 or 808-841-5551

Superior:  Sr. M. Nelia Pernecia, OP

Community Members:
Sr. M. Teresa Ebanen, OP
Sr. M. Belen Policher, OP
Sr. M. Ermelinda Tagnipez, OP

Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Sienna (OP)

Immaculate Conception Convent
3343 Kanakolu St., Lihue, HI 96766
Phone: 808-245-2432

Community Members:
Sr. Jennifer Ober, OP
Sr. Gina Sinapilo, OP

Little Sisters of Mary Immaculate of Gulu (LSMIG)

Little Sisters of Mary Immaculate of Gulu (LSMIG)
The LSMIG was started mainly for education of girls/women to help them to raise their dignity. Our motto is "Light in Darkness" and so he encouraged the sisters to be light to the world by their way of living, and to be true witnesses of Christ among the people with whom they work.

Community Member:
Sr. Mary Rose Atuu, LSMIG
P.O. Box 970303, Waipahu, HI 96797
Phone: 414-241-8700

Maryknoll Sisters (MM)

Maryknoll Sisters of St. Dominic (MM)
We give witness to God's love and devote our lives in service overseas. As nurses, doctors, teachers, theologians, social workers, environmentalists, artists, and more. We serve the needs of the people - the poor, the ailing and the marginalized - where we are missioned.

Regional Office
125 Ainoni St., Kailua, HI 96734-2138
Phone: 808-261-0267
Email: mksrscpr@hawaii.rr.com

Regional Communicator: Sr. Bitrina Kirway, MM

Community Members:
Sr. Rosalinda Barrozo, MM
Sr. Isabel Rabbon, MM

Maryknoll Sisters
2880 Oahu Ave., Honolulu, HI 96822-1726
Phone: 808-988-6540
Email: mkmanoa@hawaii.rr.com

Community Members:
Sr. Joan Chatfield, MM
Sr. Aurora de la Cruz, MM
Sr. Cecilia Santos, MM

Maryknoll Sisters
1570 Mokulua Dr., Kailua, HI 96734-3254
Phone: 808-261-1674
Email: mkslanikai@yahoo.com

Community Members:
Sr. Earnest Chung, MM
Sr. Eleanor Killion, MM
Sr. Yoo Soo Kim, MM
Sr. Bitrina Kirway, MM

Individual Residences
Sr. Ardis T. Kremer, MM
P.O. Box 1287, Kaunakakai, HI 96748-1287
Phone: 808-553-8189

Missionary Sisters of Faith (SMF)

Missionary Sisters of Faith (SMF)
712 Wainee St. Lahaina, HI 96761

Community Members:
Sr. Roviesa Orias Jadlocon, SMF
Sr. Mary Nguyen, SMF
Sr. Monica Ja Len, SMF

Missionary Sisters of Mary of Mary Help of Christians (MSMHC)

Missionary Sisters of Mary Help of Christians (MSMHC)
Our charism is to go, proclaim the good news to the whole world.

Ferrando Convent
98-218 Kanuku St., Aiea, HI 96701
Phone: 808-728-5341
Email: hawaiimsmhc@gmail.com
Web: www.msmhc.org

Superior:  Sr. Ruth Zonunthari, MSMHC

Community Members:
Sr. Marykutty Kottuppallil, MSMHC
Sr. Lucinda Salboro, MSMHC
Sr. Meristella Umdor, MSMHC

Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM)

We strive to be centered in God doing what we can to minister to God's people. 'Freed by Love, Acting for Justice.'

Community Member:
Sr. Marcelia Maglinte, BVM
300 W. Wakea Ave. #Q2, Kahului, HI 96732-1839
Phone: 808-871-1896

Sisters of Divine Providence (CDP)

As Sisters of Divine Providence, our ministry is characterized by the particular response to God's Providential love which is our charism.

Community Member:
Sr. Young Hee Benedicta Ha, CDP
1117 4th Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816-5824
Phone: 808-657-8123

Sisters of the Holy Family (SHF)

"...to seek out and advocate for the poor and needy, especially families for the kingdom of God..."

Community Member:
Sr. Carol Reichert, SHF
3-3400 Kuhio Hwy., C-305, Lihue, HI 96766
Phone: 808-245-7870

Sisters of St. Fancis (OSF)

Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities - Hawaii Southwest Region (OSF)
We live an evangelical life in community, which means we live as women of prayer and action.

Regional Ministers: Sr. William Marie Eleniki, OSF and Sr. Patricia Schofield, OSF

Griffin House - A
2222 Liliha St., Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: 808-595-2628
Fax: 808-547-8034

Community Members:
Sr. William Marie Eleniki, OSF
Sr. Patricia Rapozo, OSF

Griffin House - B
2222 Liliha St., Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: 808-595-3923
Fax: 808-547-8034

Community Members:
Sr. Laura Abat, OSF
Sr. Michelle McQueeney, OSF

Marianne Cope Convent
2102 Liliha St., Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: 808-538-1526
Fax: 808-547-8018

Community Members:
Sr. Severine Bartolome, OSF
Sr. Geraldine Ching, OSF
Sr. Miriam Dionese Cabacungan, OSF
Sr. Cheryl Wint, OSF

Our Lady of Keaau
P.O. Box 1475
83-300 Farrington Hwy., Waianae, HI 96792
Phone: 808-696-7255 or 808-696-4968 (convent)
Fax: 808-696-5672

Community Members:
Sr. Beatrice Tom, OSF
Sr. Donna Marie Evans, OSF

St. Clare Convent
91-1048 Aawa Dr.
Ewa Beach, HI 96706
Phone: 808-687-3420

Community Members:
Sr. Davilyn Ah Chick, OSF
Sr. Marie Jose Romano, OSF
Sr. Grace Michael Souza, OSF

St. Elizabeth Convent
P.O. Box 129, Kalaupapa, HI 96742
Phone: 808-567-6079 or 808-567-6188 (clinic)

Community Member:
Sr. Barbara Jean Wajda, OSF

St. Francis Convent
2715 Pamoa Rd.
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: 808-988-4432 or 808-988-2773
Fax: 808-687-6895

Community Members:
Sr. Jovita Agustin, OSF
Sr. Rose Annette Ahuna, OSF
Sr. Grace Jose Capellas, OSF
Sr. Theresa Chow, OSF
Sr. Charlene Epil, OSF
Sr. Francis Regis Hadano, OSF
Sr. Norberta Hunnewinkel, OSF
Sr. Helen Agnes Ignacio, OSF
Sr. Marion Kikukawa, OSF
Sr. Rose Fatima Leite, OSF
Sr. Rose Loraine Matsuzaki, OSF
Sr. Frances Cabrini Morishige, OSF
Sr. Candida Oroc, OSF
Sr. Rose Marie Pelligra, OSF
Sr. Agatha Perreira, OSF
Sr. Patricia Schofield, OSF
Sr. Stephen Marie Serrao, OSF
Sr. Frances Therese Souza, OSF
Sr. Mary Edward Sugioka, OSF
Sr. Miriam Joseph Teresi, OSF
Sr. Ancilla Yim, OSF

St. Francis Duplex
2718-A Pamoa Rd., Honolulu HI 96822
Phone: 808-988-3707

Community Members:
Sr. Alicia Damien Lau, OSF
Sr. Joan of Arc Souza, OSF
Sr. Samuel Marie Setter, OSF

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ)

The Sisters of St. Joseph seek our union of ourselves and all people with God and with one another in humility, sincere charity, and an orientation towards excellence, tempered by gentleness, peace and joy. To bring about unity, we undertake whatever works show forth the glory of God, especially alleviating the conditions which cause poverty, suffering and oppression, so as to bear the name of the Congregation of the Great Love of God.

Carondelet Center/Community
5311 Apo Dr., Honolulu, HI 96821-1829
Phone: 808-373-8801 (office) or 808-373-3850 (community)
Fax: 808-373-8803
Email: hvpcsj@yahoo.com
Web:    www.csjhawaii.org

Hawaii Coordinator: Sr. Brenda Lau, CSJ

Community Members:
Sr. Jean Larm, CSJ
Sr. Claudia Wong, CSJ

Christ the King Community
35 Hololea St., Apt. D206, Kahului, HI 96732-2469

Community Members:
Sr. Catherine Anthony Acain, CSJ
Sr. Angela Laurenzo, CSJ

Hale 'lokepa Community
1837-A Kaohu St., Wailuku, HI 96793-2309
Phone: 808-244-8123

Community Members:
Sr. Roselani Enomoto, CSJ
Sr. Eva Joseph Mesina, CSJ
Sr. Sara Sanders, CSJ

Holy Spirit Community
c/o Carondelet Center
5311 Apo Dr., Honolulu, HI 96821-1829

Community Members:
Sr. Tomasa Marcos, CSJ
Sr. Anita Marie Rosco, CSJ

Ho'omaluhia Community
1735 Ala Aolani Street, Honolulu, HI 96819-1413
Phone: 808-836-8575

Community Members:
Sr. Rosita Aranita, CSJ
Sr. Francine Costello, CSJ
Sr. Mary Kathleen Dugar, CSJ

Mana'olana Community
1046 Sixth Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96816-1644
Phone: 808-737-2130

Community Members:
Sr. Patricia Chang, CSJ
Sr. Margaret Leonard Perreira, CSJ

Saint Joseph-by-the-Sea Community
206 Kailua Road, Kailua, HI 96734-2398
Phone: 808-262-0575

Community Members:
Sr. John Joseph Gilligan, CSJ
Sr. Brenda Lau, CSJ
Sr. Marian Tung, CSJ

Saint Joseph the Worker Community
3269 A Harding Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96816-5870
Phone: 808-312-4051

Community Members:
Sr. James Therese Joseph, CSJ
Sr. Giovanna Marie Marcoccia, CSJ

Saint Theresa Community
712 North School Street, Honolulu, HI 96817-3098
Phone: 808-533-3101

Community Members:
Sr. Ann Faber Chang, CSJ
Sr. Marcelina Felipe, CSJ

Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres (SCP)

Impelled by the charity of Jesus Christ, we respond to the needs of people and of the times for integral evangelization as compassionate teachers, healers, and pastoral ministers.

Our Lady of the Mount Church
1614 Monte St., Honolulu, HI 96819-3733
Phone: 808-845-0828

Community Member:
Sr. Clemence Marie Mira, SPC

Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa
712 N. School St., Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: 808-521-7100

Community Members:
Sr. Mercedita Estrella, SPC
Sr. Ana De La Cruz, SPC