A COMMUNITY OF WOMEN RELIGIOUS
We are the Sisters of St. Casimir, a community of women religious founded in 1907, in Scranton, PA by Venerable Maria Kaupas. Mother Maria desired to found a congregation which would sustain and nurture the faith life of the early Lithuanian immigrants in the United States. She encouraged her Sisters to do the same and then to “welcome” and care for all others who would become part of their lives.
SHARING IN THE MISSION OF JESUS
We, Sisters, are called to follow Jesus, to share in his mission by bringing an awareness of God’s presence and love into the lives we touch. We continue the mission and faith-filled vision of our foundress, Venerable Mother Maria Kaupas, which guides us to focus on the Lord’s interests and to be responsive to the needs of the Church. Strengthened by our life of prayer and supported by our sisters in community, we journey toward the gospel vision of a peaceful, loving and just world. (From SSC Mission Statement)
MINISTERING IN THE UNITED STATES AND ARGENTINA
Our Motherhouse is located in Chicago, IL, Our presence and influence is felt across the country and around the world for over a century. Throughout these years we have been involved in education, health care, parish, and social justice ministries, with a special concern for the poor and disadvantaged. The Sisters of St. Casimir currently sponsor Villa Joseph Marie High School in Holland, PA, and have sponsored Maria High School in Chicago, IL, Holy Cross Hospital, and the SSC Food Pantry in Chicago, IL. In addition the Sisters minister at St. Clement School in Chicago. Six Sisters of St. Casimir are presently ministering in Argentina.
RESPONDING TO THE NEEDS OF TODAY’S WORLD
In our institutions, along with our engagement in our other ministries, our Food Pantry, and our ministry in Argentina, we witness to the SSC commitment and response to the needs of today’s world, particularly the needs of the poor. By collaborating with such Chicago organizations as the Southwest Organizing Project and Healthy Chicago Lawn, and availing ourselves to resources such as Justice for Immigrants, helps us make a greater impact as we work together on issues of importance to us and our surrounding community.