Sisters of Social Service


We Sisters of Social Service are women of many cultures who come together to fulfill the Gospel call to care for the poor and alienated. The right of all people to live in dignity is at the heart of our work and of our religious faith.

Our lives are blessed by the Benedictine values that respect all people and things, cherish the familial warmth of community, make welcome the stranger, and find joy in work and renewal in prayer.

We trust in the guidance of the Holy Spirit as we continue to embark on new ventures in service to people in need.

Associates of the Sisters of Social Service are persons who feel a special identity with the spirit and mission of the Community and with their lives express the purpose and the goals for which the Sisters of Social Service was founded.
September 18, 2014 - Save the date! Trailblazers On New Frontiers Join the Sisters for an Open House Click here for more info

September 21, 2014 - International Peace Day
Paths to Just Peace
Come join us, our interfaith panel and Kathy Kelly, our Keynote, for an Interfaith Celebration exploring paths toward nonviolent actions promoting a JUST PEACE. The event is envisioned by the "Muslim and Catholic Women in Conversation". Click here for details.
Can't come in person? Click to hear Blaise Bonpane's interview with Kathy Kelly, a peace activist and author, on KPFK 90.7 fm.

October 18 and 19, 2014 - Autumn Festival of Art - 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Join us for our annual festival to support the Holy Spirit Retreat Center - art, music, dance and more... Click here for details

Prayers for our young Sisters renewing their promises in Amadeo.

(Renewing Sisters from left, with candles) Sisters Vangie, Camille and Ada accompanied by Joy and Crezel, new postulants.
Click here to read their recent Profession Reflections.

  September 17- October 20, 2014
Nuns on the Bus 2014 - We the People, We the Voters.
Follow this year's 10 state journey!

NETWORK's Nuns on the Bus Hits the Road Again! Sr. Simone Campbell and other Catholic Sisters help expand the number of registered voters and engage all voters in social justice needs. Follow their stories from the road and Vice President Joe Biden's remarks at the kick off... Click here to read more

A Nun on the Bus by Sr. Simone Campbell, SSS
If you couldn't make it to the reading, please click here for book overview. "Offers readers a fresh vision for a lived spirituality that is at the heart of today's progressive Christian movements working for change..."

Nuns on the Bus 2013
Click here to see and hear their journey for comprehensive immigration reform.

Social Impact newsletter from the SSS Community
  • June E-news Rekindling the Spirit - Pentecost, June 2014
  • May E-news - Bringing Voice to the Voiceless
  • April E-news - What are you doing this Lent?
  • Social Impact Spring 2014
  • Social Impact Fall 2013
  • Social Impact Spring 2013

  • Past Social Impact editions and E-Newsletters

    SSS Greeting and Mass Cards
    Featuring artwork from our Sisters for celebration or remembrances. Click here to see the card designs and message

  • See Events for more event information.


    Sisters of Social Service
    4316 Lanai Road, Encino, California 91436
    TEL 818-285-3355 - FAX 818-285-3366