St. Katharine Drexel wrote to the sisters in ministry outside of the Motherhouse: “It must be that you depend on lay apostles to bring the Celestial Fireworks into the market. Jesus comes to “set fire on earth,” and what wills He but that it be enkindled? Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament becomes the immense factory for the Celestial Fireworks, and you the instruments to manufacture or develop lay apostles as living advertisements displaying in themselves the qualities of these fireworks and as instruments distributing them and sending forth sparks to set them ablaze.”
Throughout our Congregation, we are blessed with many lay people and other religious who work side by side with us sharing the Gospel. Others run with the values lived by St. Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament and bring them into the market place, government offices, homes and neighborhoods. By promoting justice, they foster peace and harmony.
On the national level there are the Associates of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament (ASBS) and many local chapters of our Alumni Organization. There are seven active chapters of the Alumni Organization. During the year the chapters hold fund-raising and social events to help support the ministry of the SBS.
The number of ASBS has been growing. While most of these faith communities were organized in areas where SBS have served, some have sprung up elsewhere. ASBS can be found from Illinois to Louisiana, from Georgia to Arizona and from Maine to California. There is also a group in Haiti that has taken on the responsibility of the SBS mission there.