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.
Nuns on the Bus 2015 - Sisters are headed to 7 states from September 10-24. This time the focus is on helping to, 'Bridge the divides, transform politics'.

  • Click here to see pictures, stories and follow the tour!
  • Click here to read news about the tour!
  • Click here to read Sr. Simone and Sr. Judith's article.

    Click on the Nuns on the Bus link to the left to read more.

    New Leadership - 2015-2019

    Blessing of the new Sisters of Social Service Council on September 12, 2015

    SSS Council - Sr. Michele Walsh (General Director), Sr. Avigail Ortega Torres, Sr. Martha McCarthy, Sr. Jennifer Gaeta, Sr. Ellen Hunter
    We are grateful for our outgoing leadership and welcome our incoming leaders. Click to read e-news!

    Sr. Anne Arabome, SSS, recently spoke at the Catholic Theological Society of America in Milwaukee (June) and in Nairobi at the Theological Colloquium on Church, Religion, and Society in Africa (July). Please click here to read more!


    Interfaith celebration of International Peace Day
    Building with our Children a "World House" at Peace
    Sunday, September 20, 2015, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Don't miss this year's Peace Day event at Holy Spirit Retreat Center. Click below for more details!
    International Peace Day Flyer

    Pentecost 2015 - Sunday, May 24
    Sisters of Social Service - 2015 Celebrants.  Click on Sisters' names below to read their biographies!
    Click to read e-news!
    Click here to see pictures.

    77 Years of Service
    Sr. Bertille Prus, SSS
    65 Years of Service
    Sr. Suzanne Simo, SSS
    50 Years of Service
    Sr. Carol Pack, Sr. Grace Boys, Sr. Teresita Saavedra
    50 Years of Service
    Sr. Maria Teresa Velázquez

    First Promises and Renewals in Encino
    We gathered in Encino to celebrate Sr. Naomi's first promises and Sisters Camille and Vangie's renewals.
    Click for Renewals!
    Click for Sr. Naomi's biography!

    SSS E-news
  • Navigator of Love
  • Summer Notes - 2015

    Social Impact Newsletter
  • Fall 2015
  • Spring 2014

    Past newsletters and E-News

  • See Events for more event information.


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