With a joyful spirit, together with our Sisters of Social Service around the world, we Sisters of Social Service of Los Angeles are delighted to celebrate the centennial of the founding of the community in Budapest, Hungary, on May 12, 1923. It was from these roots in Hungary, that the mission and charism of the SSS would carry herself to the United States, where the Sisters of Social Service of Los Angeles was established in November, 1926, by Sister Frederica Horvath, one of the original founders of the SSS in 1923. Looking ahead, we will celebrate our own centennial in 2026!
Come Holy Spirit!
To mark this momentous occasion, members of all three branches of SSS international leadership traveled to Rome to attend an audience with Pope Francis on January 20. Following the visit to Rome, the Sisters traveled to Hungary, where they celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving on January 22. To read more about these events, please see the list of links below.