Formed in 1903, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas® is one of the Oldest and Largest Organizations of Catholic Women in the Americas
Under the patronage of the Blessed Mother, the
Catholic Daughters of the Americas are united by their faith in Jesus
Christ, in their devotion to the church and the Holy See.
Who Are The Catholic Daughters?
The Catholic Daughters of the Americas is one of the oldest and largest organizations of Catholic women in the Americas.
They donate to charities, administer
scholarship programs and strive “to be helping hands where there is
pain, poverty, sorrow or sickness.”
The CDA motto is “Unity and Charity.”
The CDA was formed over 100 years ago and today numbers 75,000
dues-paying members in 1,250 courts (local chapters) in 45 states
across the country, and in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Guam, and the Virgin
Catholic Daughter women enjoy each other’s company at meetings and work hard for their parishes and communities.
Deeply spiritual, together they share
faith, love of God and a distinctly feminine spirituality alluded to by
Pope John Paul II when he spoke of the necessity of “feminine genius”
in today’s world.
The program includes concerns of
today’s church and society as well as issues that affect the well-being
of women and children.
The Legislative Program encourages
interested members to learn about laws that may influence their faith
and to contact their state representatives to make their personal
positions known through Operation Morning Star [The Catholic Daughters
of the Americas does not endorse political candidates].
Girls and young women ages 6-18 can join the Junior Catholic Daughters of the Americas.
Young college women can become members of Campus Courts at some universities.
Our Patroness: Blessed Mother Mary
Blessed Mother statue on display at the national CDA office.
Rosters may only be sent to National Board Members, State Officers, District Deputies, Regents and Financial Secretaries. Please identify yourself when requesting a roster. To request one, email CDAROSTER@aol.com.
John 20:19-23 is one of two possible Gospel readings for Pentecost Sunday. In it, Jesus says "peace be with you" twice. First, he gives his disciples the gift of peace so that they can take their focus off of their worries to look at him and recognize him standing in their midst.