Join the Sisters of Life at
World Youth Day in Kraków, Poland!

Beginning with Sydney’s 2008 WYD, the Sisters of Life partnered with the Knights of Columbus to host a catechetical site for English Speaking Pilgrims. Aware of the tremendous fruit and gift of this endeavor, the Sisters of Life, the Knights of Columbus and other organizations decided to host a similar site for WYD Madrid in 2011. This collaborative effort provided catechesis for up to 15,000 pilgrims per day. At the “Love and Life” catechetical site, in Sydney and in Madrid, young people came to know more deeply the beauty and gift of their own life. In this Jubilee of Mercy, we look forward to encountering the Lord as He awaits us at our WYD 2016 “Mercy Centre”, in Pope John Paul II’s beloved Krakow!

Mercy Centre Krakow 2016

Mercy Centre is the international English-language catechetical and youth festival site, held at the Tauron Arena Kraków, July 26-31. The center will offer pilgrims an inspirational program of events as part of their World Youth Day 2016 experience in Kraków, Poland. Program highlights include:

  • Presenters Chris Stefanick, Jason and Crystalina Evert, George Weigel, Bishop Robert Barron, and more
  • Music by Matt Maher, Audrey Assad, and others
  • Daily Mass, Eucharistic adoration, & confessions
  • Catechesis and personal testimony on the beauty and dignity of marriage, Divine Mercy, the persecuted church and more

View the complete schedule of activities at the Mercy Centre website.

Learn more about World Youth Day at the official Krakow World Youth Day website.

Celebrating 25 Years of God’s Grace

On June 1st, 1991, the Sisters of Life were
founded by His Eminence John Cardinal O’Connor,
the then-Archbishop of New York. On that day eight
women entered the fledgling community that has
now grown to nearly 100 members.

25th Anniversary Celebration in NYC

Video from New Evangelization Television (

Thank you to everyone who joined in celebrating our 25th Anniversary on June 1st! Some of our guests captured the beautiful day, beginning with Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral and followed by a block party in the streets of Manhattan – just outside of Sacred Heart of Jesus convent in Hell’s Kitchen:

National Catholic Register:
Sisters of Life Thrive at 25

Sisters of Life Throw a Block Party
to Celebrate 25 Years of Ministry

Catholic Herald: Pro-life religious order
celebrates 25th anniversary

Catholic New York: A True Celebration of Life

The Beauty of One Soul:
A documentary film of the Sisters of Life