Religious Congregations

CommunityWorks consults with religious women throughout the United States and beyond as a system partner. Our primary work includes:

  • Organizational Consultation
  • Transformative Visioning and Strategic Planning
  • Strategic Operational Planning
  • Consultation and facilitation for collaborative planning, forming mergers, or developing covenant relationships
  • Chapter and Assembly facilitation
  • Consultation on space and/or property utilization
  • Leadership development and executive coaching

We partner with leadership teams/councils in diverse ways such as:

  • Addressing complex issues regarding vitality and viability
  • Building collaborative relationships with the congregation, associates and other key partners
  • Implementing Chapter initiatives through the leadership of the membership
  • Providing leadership development and executive coaching

Mergers, Collaborations and Covenant Relationships

CommunityWorks, for the past 20 years has explored and developed with religious communities new governance structures. We have found that congregations who engage in mergers, collaborations, or covenant relationships are most successful when they engage the members, associates, and staff in conversations and processes specific to claiming anew the congregation’s mission, and who strive to look at creative and innovative ways of being in mission. Out of this, the needed structure will emerge.

Those Served

Since 1993, CommunityWorks has been privileged to serve approximately 100 congregations of women religious in the United States and in sixteen countries. These include:

Dominican Sisters

  • Caldwell Dominicans
  • Dominican Sisters of Hope
  • Dominican Sisters of Peace
  • Dominican Sisters St. Catherine de Ricci
  • Grand Rapid Dominicans
  • Racine Dominicans

Franciscan Sisters

  • Clinton Franciscans
  • Franciscan Sisters of Allegany
  • Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady Perpetual Help
  • Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration
  • Franciscan Sisters of the Poor
  • Reading Franciscan
  • Sisters of St. Francis - Milwaukee
  • Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God
  • Sisters of St. Francis - Oldenburg

LCWR

  • LCWR Board
  • LCWR 2009 National Assembly
  • LCWR Region II
  • LCWR Region VI
  • LCWR Region VII

School Sisters of Notre Dame

  • School Sisters of Notre Dame Atlantic-Midwest Province
  • School Sisters of Notre Dame Central Pacific
  • School Sisters of Notre Dame Mankato Province
  • School Sisters of Notre Dame – Minnesota
  • School Sisters of Notre Dame – Quad/Elections

Sisters of Charity

  • Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati
  • Sisters of Charity Federation
  • Sisters of Charity of Nazareth - Western Province
  • Sisters of Charity of Nazareth – General Assembly
  • Sisters of Charity of New York
  • Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word

Sisters of Mercy

  • Sisters of Mercy – Associates
  • Sisters of Mercy Communicator’s Network
  • Sisters of Mercy Development
  • Sisters of Mercy Institute Justice Team
  • Sisters of Mercy New Membership
  • Sisters of Mercy of the Americas: Institute Leadership Council
  • Sisters of Mercy US Province – Irish Mercy
  • Sisters of Mercy Volunteer Corp
  • Sisters of Mercy West/Midwest
  • Sisters of Mercy Regional Community of Baltimore
  • Sisters of Mercy Regional Community of Belize
  • Sisters of Mercy Regional Community of Buffalo
  • Sisters of Mercy Regional Community of Chicago
  • Sisters of Mercy Regional Community of Dallas
  • Sisters of Mercy Regional Community of Detroit
  • Sisters of Mercy Regional Community of Guam
  • Sisters of Mercy Regional Community of New Jersey
  • Sisters of Mercy Regional Community of New York
  • Sisters of Mercy Regional Community of North Carolina
  • Sisters of Mercy NYPAW
  • Sisters of Mercy Regional Community of Rochester
  • Sisters of Mercy Regional Community of St. Louis
  • Sisters of Mercy South Central

Sisters of Notre Dame

  • Sisters of Notre Dame - Covington
  • Sisters of Notre Dame National (4 Provinces)
  • Sisters of Notre Dame - Toledo

Sisters of St. Benedict

  • Benedictine Federation
  • Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration
  • Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Monastery
  • Monastery of St. Gertrude – Cottonwood, ID
  • Mount St. Benedict Monastery – Crookston
  • Sacred Heart Monastery - Yankton
  • Sisters of St. Benedict - Ferdinand
  • Sisters of St. Benedict – St. Joseph, Minnesota
  • Sisters of St. Benedict – Winnipeg
  • St. Paul Monastery – Minnesota
  • St. Scholastica Monastery – Duluth, Minnesota

Sisters of St. Joseph

  • Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet - Albany NY
  • Sisters of St. Joseph - Baden PA
  • Sisters of St. Joseph - Brentwood NY
  • Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet – LA, California
  • Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet – St. Louis
  • Sisters of St. Joseph - La Grange
  • Sisters of St. Joseph - Rochester NY

Other Religious Communities

  • Congregation of St. Agnes
  • Consolata Missionaries
  • Daughters of Wisdom
  • Little Company of Mary
  • Little Sisters of the Assumption
  • Loretto Community
  • Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ
  • Precious Blood Sisters: Maria Stein
  • School Sisters of St. Francis
  • Sisters of the Divine Compassion
  • Sisters of Providence – Terre Haute
  • Sisters of the Holy Cross
  • Sisters of Presentation of Blessed Virgin Mary - Aberdeen
  • United States Provinces of Ursulines
  • Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland