Women Religious Communities

Women Religious Communities in the Diocese of Spokane

Are you a young woman discerning a call to the religious life? Learn more about a vocation to religious life by watching the films For Love Alone and Light of Love.

The following communities are all active in the Diocese of Spokane. Each has a Vocation Directress who will be able to help you understand her congregation’s charism and mission.


Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration

503 East Mission Avenue
Spokane, WA 99202
(509) 489-4116


Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary

328 E Mission Avenue
Spokane, WA 99202
(509) 280-9084
Vocations: Sister Laura Michels


Sisters of Providence
9 E. 9th Avenue
Spokane WA 99202
Provincial: Sister Judith Desmarais SP
(509) 474-2305


Sisters of St. Benedict/Monastery of St. Gertrude

465 Keuterville Road
Cottonwood ID 83522-5183
(208) 962-3224

Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia

405 E Sinto Avenue
Spokane, WA 99202
(509) 313-5767

Carmelite Sisters of Mary

2892 State Route 211
Newport, WA  99156
(509) 292-0978


Monastery of St. Clare (Poor Clare Nuns)
4419 N. Hawthorne
Spokane WA 99205
(509) 327-4479



Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Church

4624 E Jamison Rd.
Spokane, WA 99223
(509) 448-9890


Missionaries of Charity 
5008 N. Lacey Street
Spokane WA 99217
(509) 487-3963



Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet
520 N. Fourth Avenue
Pasco, WA 99302
(509) 547-2258


In addition to these communities, there are many other congregations to which God may be calling you.  They are gathered into one of the following two groups. Their websites provide many resources to help you discern God’s will for your life:


Leadership Conference of Women Religious

Conference of Major Superiors of Women Religious