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The Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd (also known as Good Shepherd Sisters) is an international congregation of religious women in the Roman Catholic Church, numbering almost 4,000, present in 75 countries in five continents .

As religious we are called to a mission of reconciliation, “we express our charism of merciful love through a contemplative life or an apostolic life.” (Constitutions, Article 1)

We also promote the continued development of new forms of association with the congregation. There are Lay Mission partners, among them our staff, volunteers and benefactors.


How does one become a Good Shepherd Sister?

A young lady who feels that God is calling her to be a Good Shepherd Sister gets to know us more by

Pope Francis addressed the faithful gatbered at St. Peter's Square on the occasion of World Day of Vocations, 2013:

Look! I would like to ask you: have you sometimes heard the Lord’s voice, in a desire, in a worry, did he invite you to follow him more closely? Have you heard him? ... Have you wanted to be apostles of Jesus? We must bet on youth for the great ideals. Do you think this? Do you agree? Ask Jesus what he wants of you and be brave! Be brave! Ask him this!

Behind and before every vocation to the priesthood or to the consecrated life there is always the strong and intense prayer of someone: a grandmother, a grandfather, a mother, a father, a community.... This is why Jesus said: “Pray therefore the Lord of the harvest”, that is, God the Father, “to send out labourers into his harvest.” (Mt 9:38). Vocations are born in prayer and from prayer; and only through prayer can they persevere and bear fruit.

joining Discovery Weekend, Vocation Encolunter, or seeing any of our Vocation Directresses or Vocation Promoters.

This helps us get to know her better and to accompany her discover if God is calling her to this way of life.

If a person decides to enter the Good Shepherd Congregation, she is helped to go through the stages of formation: Aspirancy, Pre-Novitiate, Novitiate, Juniorate and Continuing Formation.

Eligibility Requirements

  • A Candidate must have finished, at least, a four-year academic course
  • 21-30 years old. Candidates older than these are given due consideration
  • Must have at least average intelligence
  • Average good health, sufficient for mission
  • A candidate must be free from financial debts. If a candidate is unable to meet certain financial requirements, this will not necessarily bar her from admission.

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In the Philippines, get in touch with:

The  Vocation Directress
Good Shepherd Convent
1043 Aurora Blvd.
Quezon City
(beside LRT Katipunan 
North Entrance/Exit)

Call or send  message:
Tel. 8913 6407 or 09983399938 or 09166949572

Email Address: