The Sisters of Life is a contemplative/active religious community of women founded in 1991 by John Cardinal O’Connor for the protection and enhancement of the sacredness of every human life. Like all religious communities, the sisters take the three traditional vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. They also are consecrated under a special, fourth vow to protect and enhance the sacredness of human life. Two women from the Archdiocese of Edmonton are currently in the Sisters of Life formation program.

The Sisters serve pregnant women in need with the help of lay partners called Co-Workers of Life. Based out of local or parish communities, the Co-Workers serve in a variety of ways, from offering friendship to providing counselling or accommodation, to restoring or delivering baby furnishings.

The Sisters of Life are offering a Co-Worker Training Day on Saturday, October 4, at St. Joseph's College on the University of Alberta campus. If you are willing to put your gifts at the service of others as a Co-Worker of Life, please consider signing up.

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For more information about the Sisters of Life or becoming a Co-Worker, visit their website at or call 877-543-3380.