We, the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon, share in the mission of Jesus by proclaiming the Good News of God's love.
The Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon are committed to serving others through faith and action
We are deeply rooted in the community. For nearly 125 years, we have been committed to compassionate, joyful community service.
Sisters' Council from left: Sister Joyce Barsotti, Sister Catherine Hertel, Superior General Sister Charlene Herinckx, Sister Krista Von Borstel.
Photo by Lois O'Halloran
The Sisters are a U.S. legal corporation separate from the Archdiocese of Portland.
We offer loving, respectful service through:
- Child development, education and lifelong learning
- Elder care
- Sacred space for prayer, contemplation, and retreat
- Off-campus outreach and ministry
We embrace the values of the past to touch and shape lives in the future. Those values include:
- Living valiantly
- Honoring the unique gifts of each person
- Striving for excellence
- Celebrating God and life
The Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon, living as women of prayer in simplicity and sisterly love, sponsor ministries that provide a lifespan of education and caring. Several Sisters serve in ministries beyond the campus. Our community center (motherhouse) shares a 43-acre campus in Beaverton with these ministries: