Are you interested in exploring a vocation as a woman religious?

Becoming a Sister

Please browse through our website to learn more about the lives of Sisters of the Living Word, to meet some Sisters, to experience our ministries and the spirit that empowers us.

We invite you to explore how we bring the Word to life through education, pastoral ministry, healing arts and presence to those who are in need of the life-giving presence of the Living Word.

“Initially, those women desiring to enter our Institute should exhibit both the willingness to and the capability of developing their potential for community living, be open to personal growth in the Lord, and manifest a desire for apostolic service. They must have completed high school and have some college and/or work experience.” (SLW Constitution Article #40)

If you are experiencing a curiosity or desire to know more about discerning a call to our community, you can explore and learn more by contacting:

Sister Chioma Ahanihu, SLW
Sisters of the Living Word
800 N. Fernandez – B
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Read Vision Magazine profile of Sr. Chioma here.

Links to Catholic Vocation Websites



“We, the Sisters of the Living Word, reference all as gift.

We commit ourselves to live simply, trust in providence, joyfully nurture life, and effectively realize our interdependence and mutuality with all of God’s creation.

Rooted in the Word, we are instruments in the transformation of the world for the sake of the kingdom.” (SLW Stewardship Statement, 1982)