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Landscape study of LA’s religious sisters

Big gift helps launch ‘landscape study’ of LA’s religious sisters

Spread across 120 active congregations, orders, and religious institutions and living in several hundred different locations in three counties, keeping track of the more than 1,200 religious sisters living and ministering in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is no easy task.

That job belongs to Sister Maria Carlos Valdez, EIN, vicar for women religious for the archdiocese, who likes to think of the sisters under her purview not as a group but rather a “community of communities.”

Herself a product of a bicultural and bilingual upbringing, Sister Maria has a better appreciation than anyone of the sisters’ diversity, whether in terms of their different charisms or their cultural backgrounds.

(Read full story on Angelus News)