Mother Agnes Mary Donovan, S.V.
Superior General of the Sisters of Life
Among the first group of women to respond to John Cardinal O’Connor’s inspiration for the Sisters of Life was Mother Agnes Mary Donovan. She received a PhD in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1985. Responsible for anchoring a new religious community in its charism and guiding it to holiness, Mother Agnes is often called on across the country to share the message of reverence for human life, the gift and patrimony of the Institute she leads.