W. DC Community
1201 Monroe Street, Washington, D.C. 20017
Ph: 202 529 1768
This community was opened in June 1956, as a home for our student sisters. From the very beginning it was also a residence for a few lay persons. This responded to the needs of out-of-town students looking for room and board and preferred a family atmosphere rather than a dormitory while studying at The Catholic University of America.
This first mission has remained alive through the years due mainly to the cost of housing and the increasing insecurity of the big city so clearly manifested in the campus areas.
Throughout the years we have welcomed women coming from the five Continents. This has always been an excellent experience where each one gets enriched by the interaction with other cultures.
Many students are part or full time workers in order to pay the loans for college or help for their graduate studies.
For some residents the first reason for their choice is to have the possibility to live in a religious house where they can find the presence of the Blessed Sacrament in the Chapel and the support of the sisters.
Besides the commitment with the residents, the members of the Community are present to some of the many needs of the Church in DC: Evangelization; Immigrants with their difficulties of language, education; Parish work and ministry to the dying at a nursing home in the area.