Catholic Daughters of the Americas


The Catholic Daughters of the Americas were formed in 1903. The Catholic Daughters of the Americas is one of the Oldest and Largest Organizations of Catholic Women in the Americas.

Under the patronage of the Blessed Mother, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas are united by their faith in Jesus Christ and in their devotion to the Church and to the Holy See.

Who Are The Catholic Daughters? The Catholic Daughters strive “to be helping hands where there is pain, poverty, sorrow or sickness” by donating to charities and administering scholarship programs. The CDA motto is “Unity and Charity.”


The CDA was formed over 100 years ago and today numbers 95,000 dues-paying members in more than 1,400 courts (local chapters) in 45 states across the country, and in Puerto Rico, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Guam, and the Virgin Islands. 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 addresses the 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].

Catholic Daughters: Nativity - Mt. Carmel Court
Our court meets here at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Pastoral Center every second Monday of the month. We start at 6:00pm with the Rosary, followed by the general meeting at 6:30 pm. If you are interested in joining us, please contact the Parish Office at (505) 898-5253, Ext 0.
Nativity Officers 2017-2018
Nancy McRae - Regent
Valerie Lovato – Vice Regent
Loretta Gonzales – Recording Secretary
Bernadette Fernandez - Treasurer
Christine Anderson-Sanchez– Financial Secretary