Contemplatives in Action

Helpers around the world respond to the same call in different ways. Their mission to help those who need it most, in all manner of good. Each Helper has been called to this mission in different ways. By developing their ministries, they use their gifts and strengths in order to create the most impact, including but not limited to the ministries and professions listed below.

Sr. Alicia and the Circle

The Circle - Sister Alicia Gutierrez is the Executive Director of The Circle of the Society of Helpers - A Community Resource Center for Women. Back in 2009, Sr. Debbie Williams was working in a Community Clinic in Chicago and saw that there was a need for immigrant...

Sr. Patricia and Healing Touch

Healing Touch - Sr. Patricia Hottinger has learned and practiced the art of Healing Touch since 2007. Healing touch is working with the energy that every human being has in their body. With this work Sr. Pat is able to establish positive “energy habits” in other...

Sr. Mary and SPRED

SPRED - Sr. Mary T. Harrington is a part of SPRED, Special Religious Development for the Archdiocese of Chicago. SPRED is a ministry that makes it possible for each parish to welcome those with developmental disabilities into a group to prepare them to participate in...

Sr. Jean and Voices of Hope

Voices of Hope - Sr. Jean Kielty spent 30 years working with Catholic Charities, where she focused on helping homeless families around the Chicago land area. In 2009, the Province decided they wanted to start a project that would engage the public. Sr. Jean created a...

Spiritual Development

Spiritual Accompaniment

Spiritual Retreats

Spiritual Director

Youth Ministry

Faith Development

Diaconate Program

On-going Adult Formation

Special Religious Education

Human Development


Youth Program Coordinator

Formation of Center

Programs for Women’s Development

Healing Touch Therapy

Social Services

Care of Homeless


Professor, Graduate and Undergraduate

Pastoral Associate/Youth Minister


Registered Nurse

Nurse Practitioner

Peace and Social Justice

Peace, Justice, Reconciliation and Care of the Earth Coordinator