Who We Are

Since 1824 the Sisters of Bon Secours have brought compassion, healing and liberation to those we serve. We are an international religious organization whose mission is to alleviate human suffering by caring for those who are sick and dying, to promote the wholeness of every person, especially the poor and vulnerable, and to see Christ in every person. We commit ourselves to defend and care for all of creation.

What We Do

Today, we practice our healing and spiritual ministry in hospitals, hospices, clinics, parishes, long-term care facilities, and home care to name a few. We are caregivers, spiritual directors, chaplains, administrators, community organizers, board members, advocates and more.

Where We Are

Our ministries serve the needs in many communities within France, Great Britain, Ireland, Peru and the United States of America. Whether in health care, education or social services, in hospitals or parishes, in towns and cities or isolated villages, the Sisters of Bon Secours respond to a universal need: To provide to all who suffer a reason to live and a reason to hope.


Welcome to the website for the Congregation of the Sisters of Bon Secours.

The Congregation of Bon Secours, founded in 1824, continues a nearly 200- year history of being “Good Help to Those in Need” by participating in the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. We continue this international ministry through our presence in France, Ireland, Great Britain, Peru and the United States. And, we recently began a community in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. We believe that our mission of compassion, healing and liberation is needed as much in our world today as it has ever been. You will see evidence of this as you visit the pages on our history as well as on our International Committees, especially our Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Committee. “Impelled by the Holy Spirit and renewed by the fire of our original call…” we are moving toward the future with renewed energy and hope. We continue to discern our response to current and ongoing realities of both the COVID -19 crisis and the call for racial equity worldwide. Our doors and our hearts are open to receive new members whether Vowed, Associates, Young Adults or Ministry Volunteers – we welcome your questions; your exploration with us; and, certainly, your joining us in prayer as we further our journey of being messengers of the Gospel of Jesus and “Good Help to Those in Need.”

Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation (JPIC)

"As Sisters of Bon Secours the struggle for a more human world is not an option; It is an integral part of spreading the Gospel..."

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