Our Beginnings

We are a collaborative ministry sparked by the energy from the traveling exhibit:

"Women and Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America"
(the story of religious women whose innovation and creativity helped change the shape of our nation’s social and cultural landscape.)

“Inspired by women who have proceeded us, Women with Spirit Now affirms our call as Gospel women and commits ourselves to collaborative action for a transformative future, building communities of peace and hope in Northeast Ohio”
Our Founding Members

We were formed by five religious congregations and their co-ministers from local parishes, high schools and colleges.

Congregations of Women Religious:

Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland (OSU), Sisters of Notre Dame (SND), Sisters of Charity of Saint Augustine (CSA), Sisters of the Humility of Mary (HM) Congregation of St. Joseph (CSA)

Colleges and Universities, Parishes and High Schools:

John Carroll University, Notre Dame College, Ursuline College, Gesu Parish, Saint Martin de Porres High School.
Our Mission and Vision


Our Mission

To be a Presence of Listening, Learning and Responding to unmet needs.

Our Vision

To Listen, To Learn, To respond

To Listen -

To be a witness to the presence of God
by being welcoming persons.

To Learn -

To know and be known by the people
of the community.

To Respond -

To be a resource for services that come
out of our "listening" and "learning".