Holy Family Convent is part of a larger entity, the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth (Congregatio Sacrae Familiae de Nazareth, CSFN), an international, apostolic religious order of pontifical right, founded by Frances Siedliska – Blessed Mary of Jesus the Good Shepherd in Rome (1875).
The whole Congregation is divided into Provinces and Regions. Holy Family Convent belongs to Jesus the Good Shepherd Province, which is composed of 80 sisters residing in Italy, France and England, including two sisters who minister in territories outside the Province, one in Ghana, and the second in the Holy Land – Nazareth, Israel.
This Province, unique in the Congregation’s geographical structure, was established in 2003. Although it is quite young, its houses and communities hold chronicles that make up the first pages of the history of the Congregation during the times of the Mother Foundress.