Society of St. Teresa of Jesus
Main Number: 210-533-5330
Sr. Clarice Suchy, STJ
18080 St. Joseph Way
Covington, LA 70435
We are an international religious community of women dedicated to prayer, education, and sacrifice. Founded in 1876 by St. Henry de Osso, the society bears his mark of ardent love of Christ, zeal for His interests, and a fidelity to the Church.
Called and consecrated by God, we offer our lives to Him through vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. We live together in community, committed to loving one another, as witnesses to the world of the Lord’s special presence to those who gather in His name. Prayer is the center of all that we are and do, with St. Teresa of Avila as our guide. In union with all the Church, we come together to pray the Liturgy of the Hours. Through daily Eucharist, sharing Scripture with each other, and both personal and community prayer, we are called to a deeper conversion and are strengthened for ministry.
Our ministry is to make Christ known and loved throughout the world, especially through education. We form Christ in the hearts and minds of those we serve as teachers in elementary and secondary schools, in college, as catechists and trainers of catechists, as teachers of prayers, leaders for retreats, prayer groups, and youth groups.
We serve in 23 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, and in the Americas. In the United States, we work in inner city, suburban, and rural areas of Texas, Florida, and Louisiana.