Vocations: Sisters

How do we serve?

We are teachers, parish ministers, health care professionals, social workers, administrators, lawyers, artists, writers.The possibilities are endless as we use our unique gifts to "act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with our God" (Micah 6:8) in serving God and his people in a variety of cultural and economic settings.
 

Who are we?

We are women bonded together in love, committed to witnessing the love of God, living the Gospel in a radical way as inspired by the unique vision of our religious congregation.
 

Where do we come from?

We come to community from a variety of family, educational, cultural, and economic backgrounds. Besides enriching us personally, this diversity enhances our community life and our ministry together.
 

Why did we come?

We felt a call to community: a call to join with other women in furthering Jesus' mission of love in the world; a call to vital Christian living characterized by an atmosphere of trust, concern, support, and love for one another.
 

Where do we live?

We live wherever the love of God calls us; close to home, in the home missions, in foreign missions; in big cities, in rural towns; in convents, in apartments; wherever we can best serve God's people.
 

How do we live?

We live in community, sharing a common life and vision. Community life is nurtured by the way we live together, the hopes and joys we share, the struggles and misunderstandings we encounter, and the support and challenge of friendships. In community we participate in dialogue, decision-making and collaboration as we reach out to one another and God's people.
 
Personal and communal prayer are essential in developing our community relationships. Communal prayer helps us to grow as a community in faith, in hope, and in love. It helps us to deepen our relationships with the Lord Jesus and with each other. A life of faith based on an intimate relationship with God is the root and foundation of our life in community.

Vows

Vow of Chastity

The vow of chastity calls us to love as Jesus did, with tenderness and compassion, without exclusion. Our chastity lived within a celibate life gives us the freedom to go out to all God's people in love.
 

Vow of Poverty

The vow of poverty calls us to live justly and simply as Jesus did. Our poverty moves us to choose a life centered on Christ and his values rather than on money, possessions, and their related values. Holding all things in common, we share our time, talent, and resources with those in need.
 

Vow of Obedience

The vow of obedience calls us to make the will of God our principal concern as Jesus did. Our obedience is a commitment to listen to God, community, the needs of the Church and the world, and our own hearts. Challenged by what we hear, we collaborate with others to respond to God's will in our world today.