How We Are In Ministry
“ … As vowed women of the Church, we respond with diverse gifts in a spirit of collaboration and of mutual service to the needs of others, especially the economically poor, the marginal, and the oppressed …”
(Excerpt–Mission Statement, General Chapter, 1986)
One of the ways we further the mission of our congregation is through our diverse ministries. As Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, we are called in our Commitment Statement to: “… ‘rebuild the Church’ by living the passion of the Gospel …”
“… take the necessary risks to be a healing, compassionate presence in our violent world especially with women, children, and those who have no voice …”
(Excerpt—Commitment Statement, General Chapter, 1996)
Each sister discerns with the congregation how she can best serve God, the congregation, and the people of God. Furthering the congregation’s mission with the blessing of the congregation and with a loving heart and spirit is to be in ministry.