Sister Virginia Joy, S.V.

Sisters of Life

Sister Virginia Joy, S.V., was born in Greenville, S.C. After earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Franciscan University of Steubenville, she served as a residential counselor at St. Anne’s Maternity Home in Los Angeles and at Trinity Teen Solutions in Wyoming, and as director of college counseling at St. Joseph’s Catholic School, Greenville, S.C. She entered the Sisters of Life in 2009 and assisted the vocations director from 2012-2015, and then served in the Visitation Mission in Manhattan from 2015-2017, where she accompanied women whose pregnancies created a crisis in their lives, seeking to bring them the spiritual, emotional and temporal support they needed to choose life for themselves and their children. She has served as director of the Respect Life Office for the archdiocese since 2017. She professed her final vows on August 6, 2020.



  • Hope and Healing: Serving Women Impacted by Abortion

    Hope and Healing: Serving Women Impacted by Abortion

    April 26, 2022
    How can we best serve women impacted by or considering abortion? Sister Virginia Joy shares what the Sisters of Life have learned.

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