The UISG and USG

The UISG and USG

The International Union of Superiors General (UISG) is a canonically approved, worldwide organisation of superiors general of Catholic religious institutes for women. Its main purpose is to make known and improve the understanding of the meaning of religious life. The UISG mission is to build bridges that span distances, borders and boundaries by offering ways for members to communicate with each other, to create a common community and be in communion with each other. The UISG publishes a Bulletin three times a year in six languages. Their website,, provides information for UISG members, for all women religious and for others interested in the life and the mission of Catholic Sisters.

The Union of Superiors General (USG) is the male counterpart of the UISG. In a spirit of partnership between both associations, the members of the executives of the respective administrative councils hold joint meetings, invite one another to their plenary assemblies, participate in the establishment and work of permanent and ad hoc commissions and collaborate on common projects.


The JPIC UISG/USG Newsbrief is published by the Commission for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation UISG/USG Secretariat. It gives an update of different events taking place in Rome and elsewhere.

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The May 2015 issue is now available. In this issue , the JPIC Commission is pleased to announce the appointment of Sr. Sheila Kinsey, FCJM as JPIC Secretariat Executive Co-Secretary, effective September 14. Sr. Sheila is a member of the Franciscan Sisters Daughter of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary, also known as Wheaton Franciscans. JPIC events in June and September 2015 are also announced. Open and download this PDF document: JPIC Newsbrief, May 2015, Volume 9, no. 5

Open and download the April 2015 issue: JPIC Newsbrief, Vol. 9, no. 4

To access the March 2015 issue of Newsbrief, open this PDF Document: JPIC Newsbrief, Vol. 9, no. 3