Whether sister or nun, those persons whom God calls to live the vocation of consecrated religious life responds to a call of living the life of Christ. While their expression of this life may differ depending upon their gender, community, charism, and apostolic work, in essence they have been called to give their life to Christ in service to his Church. No one job or career defines the life or work of the man or woman who discern this vocation. More aptly, the defining character is their witness of joy and holiness they gain through Christ’s love.
Sharing in the intimate life of Christ as bride to the bridegroom, the sister is sign to the world that God is love. In consecrating her life to Christ, she lives vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. She has given her life entirely to the Lord so that he may draw her deeper into a love relationship.
Often times, sisters live in community. Together they draw strength and support for their life of sacrifice and service. They are bound together by a deep desire to live as Christ, thus being a witness to the world that the Lord is present. While each community models themselves after a particular spiritual leader, charism, and service to the church, all communities seek to give a face to the person of Christ in the modern world.
Religious women serving in the Diocese of Tulsa include:
Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration
The Congregation of the Benedictine Sisters of the Sacred Hearts
Sisters of Divine Providence
Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation
Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Family
Franciscan Sisters of Saint George the Martyr
Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi
Congregation of the Humility of Mary
Little Sisters of Jesus
Religious Sisters of Mercy
School Sisters of Notre Dame
Sisters of St. Joseph
Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother, Third Order of St. Francis
Medical Sisters of St. Joseph
Other Religious Orders
Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm