The Congregation of the Maronite Sisters of the Holy Family is a Religious Missionary Congregation of Patriarchal Right, founded by Patriarch Elias Boutros Howayek and Mother Rosalie Nasr and Sister Stephanie Kardoush on 15th August 1895.

The Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family belongs to the Antioch Syriac Maronite Church. It is rooted in the eremitic and missionary spirituality, planted in the heart of the Catholic Church.

“It is my wish that your blessed Congregation

should be a citadel

built on the foundation of our Holy Mountain,

a lamp sending forth bright rays from on high,

giving light to all and guiding all

along the path of righteousness”.


Letter of the Father Founder – 1919

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