Catholic Daughters of the Americas

Court #2273



 Our court #2273 of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas at Our Lady of Sorrows was established on March 31, 1985.

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 70,000 dues-paying members in 1,250 courts (local chapters) in 45 states across the country, and in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands.

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].

In our local court, we donate and give Christmas packages to a local Nursing homes for all their residents, and also donate Christmas gifts to several families in our parish. We provide support for our faith community through a spiritual and hands on approach.  

In spring of 2012 Texas Catholic Daughters signed a contract to construct a home through Habitat for Humanity  in Victoria.  Several CDA courts from across the state provided food and labor as well as financial assistance to build this home. With the capable assistance of the Knights of Columbus in the Victoria area, the home was dedicated to Tory Kitchens in July 2012. Habitat Chairmen are Janie Rubio and Bea Gonzalez.

Out court meets on the first Thursday of each month at the Guadalupe Center at 7 p.m.