"Our mission is to make God known and loved
by responding to the needs of the local church wherever we are".
In responding to these needs and to the signs of the time,
our congregation accepts a diversity of ministries
while it gives priority to education in its broadest sense.
Pope Francis says to us:
I want to say one word to you and this word is “joy”,
wherever consecrated people are,
there is always joy.
Remain in Jesus!
This means remaining attached to him, in him, with him, talking to him.
Because when we put Christ at the center of our life,
we ourselves don’t become the center!
The more that you unite yourself to Christ and he becomes the center of your life,
the more he leads you out of yourself,
leads you from making yourself the center and opens you to others.
Thanks solely to this encounter with God’s love,
which blooms into an enriching friendship,
we are liberated from our narrowness and self-absorption.
The first thing for a disciple is to be with the Master,
to listen to him and to learn from him.
Let us cultivate the contemplative dimension,
even amid the whirlwind of more urgent and heavy duties.
And the more the mission calls you to go out to the margins of existence,
let your heart be the more closely united to Christ’s heart,
full of mercy and love.
It is the word of God that continually renews our communities. Be servants of communion and of the culture of encounter.
Wake up the world! Be witness of a different way of acting, of living!
It is possible to live differently in this world.
It is this witness I expect from you.
Quotes from “Rejoice! Letter to Consecrated men and women
from the teachings of Pope Francis”.
Rome, February 2nd 2014