Our Mission: To be Christ to Others
The Sisters in the Spirit of Houston, Inc., is a lay service organization founded July 2001 to support women through prayer and supplication and provide service and support where needed. As a group of Catholic Women of African Descent, our purpose shall be actualized through the work of the Sisters in providing love, support, and spiritual and social fellowship. With a praying spirit, the Sisters in the Spirit of Houston, Inc., shall serve parishes and the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston through various ministries. Membership shall be open to Catholic women of African descent in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and in the church at large.
The official logo of the organization is a white dove descending, signifying the presence of the Holy Spirit and its descent upon us, in a red circle representing never-ending love of the sisterhood. The name of the organization is in white expanding the circumference of the red circle. The color Red represents the Holy Spirit; the color white represents purity and sanctity; the color Black represents service.
SIS members accept certain responsibilities along with the privileges of membership.
- Attend meetings regularly
- Pay dues annually
- Engage in active service to the Church and community
- Take an active part in prayer services and events
- Work to attain self-selected goals
- Be a worthy representative of Sisters in the Spirit at all times.
Formal attire– black garment with red Sisters In the Spirit scarf
Casual attire—Black polo shirt with official logo
The red scarf is a part of our formal attire and a visible symbol of the Sisters in the Spirit of Houston. It is symbol of being vested into the organization,
RED ROSE is the organization’s official flower. It represents sacrifice, immortal love, health, memorial, and passion. The most common interpretation is that the rose symbolizes an immortal love or a union that will never fade, even through time or death. Historically, in Christian lore, a rose bush was said to have grown at the site of Christ’s death. His blood is often associated with a red rose, and combined with its thorns, symbolizes the ultimate sacrifice.
- The single long-stemmed red rose symbolizes a union that will never fade. It will always connect us in a very special way.
Yes I have photos (historical and current and would like to be able to upload photos, articles, calendar periodically.) We do not recruit members but want women to be so interested in how we live that they will contact us about becoming members. So maybe we will need a blog space.
The Sisters In the Spirit of Houston chose to support one of the efforts of the Sisters of the Holy Family –The Cause for Canonization of Venerable Henriette Delille. We promised the then Superior General (now deceased), Sister Eva Regina Martin, SSF, to work faithfully for the Cause. The Cause for the Canonization of Henriette Delille is the primary service project for the Sisters In the Spirit of Houston. The primary goals are to educate the general public about Henriette Delille, pray on behalf of the cause, and provide opportunities for economic development to support the Cause. If you would like to help us in supporting this cause you may donate by clicking here.