Today, our approach to impact stems from the long legacy of dedicated sisters who founded, expanded and operated our health ministries. Driven by faith, selfless compassion and the mandate from Mother Odilia to “continue courageously,” our sisters always sought to go where the need was greatest. Our sisters faced this challenge with creativity and determination, serving places and people others would not.

Following years of ministry through innovative, compassionate care, we now commit our resources to new ways of healing, new ways of providing care to areas of great need. Through impact investing, directed philanthropy and advocacy for the care of creation, we expand our tradition of health care to care for the health of the planet and its people. These new ministries are how we respond, as Pope Francis has pleaded, to “the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.”

We reinvest the assets built over many years of ministry to support collaborators locally, regionally, and globally who carry on the legacy of compassionate care through care of creation.

Who We Support

  • Equity Legal Services

    Philanthropy Initiative

    Equity Legal Services (ELS) provides free services to low-income individuals facing environmental injustice in St. Clair County, IL.

  • G2VP


    G2VP makes private equity investments primarily in late stage venture and growth companies applying resource efficiency technologies to the transportation, energy, industrials, agriculture and logistics industries.

  • Gateway Greening

    Philanthropy Initiative

    Gateway Greening educates and empowers people to strengthen their communities through gardening and urban agricultures.



    The Global Energy Efficiency Renewable Energy Fund (GEEREF) invests in clean infrastructure projects in developing markets.

  • Generate Capital


    Generate Capital is a specialty finance company that funds the Resource Revolution–doing more with less of our world’s critical resources (such as energy, water, food, and materials).

  • Global Catholic Climate Movement

    Philanthropy Initiative

    The Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) is an ecumenical community of laypeople, priests, religious, and a global network of organizations who are responding to Pope Francis’s call to action in his encyclical, “Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home.”

  • Good Life Growing

    Philanthropy Initiative

    Good Life Growing is an urban agriculture social enterprise in Old North St. Louis.

  • Great Rivers Environmental Law Center

    Philanthropy Initiative

    GRELC is a public interest law firm providing free and reduced-fee legal services to those who protect the environment and public health.


    Philanthropy InitiativeHOSCO operates several microgreens farms and the North Sarah Food Cooperative. HOSCO seeks to expand economic opportunity in local, sustainable food-related fields through training, consulting, and community engagement.
  • Liberation Capital Renewable Energy Fund Series B


    Liberation Capital makes project-level investments in the waste-to-value and renewable fuels sectors, financing facilities that reduce demand for natural resources such as fresh water and fossil fuels.

  • Little Village Environmental Justice Organization

    Philanthropy Initiative

    Little Village Environmental Justice Organization acts as a community anchor for advocacy and action around environmental justice issues in and around Chicago.

  • Lyme Forest Fund IV


    The Lyme Timber Company is a private timberland investment management organization that focuses on the acquisition and sustainable management of lands with unique conservation values.