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Description

Spirituality

The spirituality of our Congregation is centered on the Gospel values expressed in the person of Jesus who described himself as one sent to bring good news to the poor, to free the oppressed, and to proclaim the goodness of God. Jesus also describes himself as a “good shepherd,” who comes to bring life in abundance to all.

For close to 400 hundred years the members of the congregation and its partners, inspired by St John Eudes and St Mary Euphrasia Pelletier, have expressed our spiritual commitment through contemplative prayer and active ministries in a mission that seeks to improve the well-being of the most vulnerable. Responding to social conditions that cry out for mercy and reconciliation we express special concern for the needs of women and girls who remain among the most exposed to personal and social risks. We believe in a creative Spirit that is constantly renewing the universe, strengthening hope in the face of all that is destructive.

Through daily relationships in community and ministry, we ourselves learn and grow in a love characterized by tenderness and compassion. We nurture our spirits through developing a contemplative attitude capable of listening to God’s voice in our lives, and of discovering the human face of Jesus in each person, particularly in those who are most vulnerable.

We believe that God’s energizing spirit is at work in and through us as we participate in and contribute to the transformation of creation.

We collaborate with all people of goodwill to work to bring about change in whatever deprives persons and creation of dignity and worth.

Mission

To be a reconciling Presence of Jesus the Good Shepherd by empowering lives, restoring rights and upholding dignity.

The Mission of our congregation is to be a presence of Jesus the Good Shepherd in the world by,

  • Affirming the dignity of all people and creation
  • Being in solidarity to Christ present in people marginalized by poverty and injustice
  • Confronting oppressive and unjust structures and systems
  • Creating life-giving communities of welcome and inclusion.

Mission Partners

We are engaged in full partnership with those who choose to accept co-responsibility and work collaboratively for the development, effectiveness and sustainability of the mission. Mission Partners include Sisters, coworkers, Associates, employees, staff, volunteers, benefactors, board members, companions and friends of the Sisters – who share a love and a passion for the mission in the service of others. We inspire and support each other.

Name used for associates: Associates


Location

5900 Delhi Ave, Mt St Joseph, OH 45051, USA
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