Sisters of the Good Shepherd form one international
congregation ministering in 71 countries on five
continents. In the United States, the Sisters are
from east to west in 23 states and also are
in Canada. Founded over two hundred years ago in
Angers, France, by St. Mary Euphrasia Pelletier who
believed that God is like a compassionate Shepherd
whose love for all is boundless, Good Shepherd Sisters
respond to a call to reach out to everyone and help
awaken in all peoples a sense of each one's unique
worth and inestimable value.
Motherhouse - Angers,
We believe that we are most truly ourselves when we
are relational and kind, respectful and caring.
We are profoundly convinced that when we work together
and maximize our connectedness, we totally exploit our
God-given capacity for personal healing, growth and
change to the benefit of the human family and of our
We admit to a preference for those who in any way have
been marginalized or left behind, anyone who has been
abused or neglected, especially women and children.