SCJM Mission

THE MISSION AND THE CHARISM OF

the sisters of mary of Jesus and Mary

Our mission as Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary is to reveal that GOD IS LOVE, especially to the poor and the abandoned of our time.

Impelled by the love of Jesus, we commit ourselves to the mission of promoting the reign of God in our particular society and in the world at large. This mission of revealing that God is love is central to our call as religious and it is the basis of all our services.

By the very nature of our call to be Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary, we receive a special grace to fulfill this mission. We call this our charism, which is love, expressed in the three dimensions of our life – love for God, love for one another in the communities and love for all people especially the poor who are abandoned by the world. Our founder, Peter Joseph Triest saw this love as a legacy from Christ himself. Therefore “the Charism of every SCJM lies in the particular way in which she unifies in her life, the three dimensions of union with God, service of our neighbor and life in community. This unification is woven into life itself”. (Constitution art. 6)

By the very nature of our call to be Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary, we receive a special grace to fulfill this mission. We call this our charism, which is love, expressed in the three dimensions of our life – love for God, love for one another in the communities and love for all people especially the poor who are abandoned by the world

The Mission Statement

Inspired by the Gospel values of love, justice, compassion, equality and freedom, we endeavor to be a transforming presence wherever we are.

  • Every member of our Congregation is consecrated for mission and in this way shares in the apostolic task entrusted to the Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary in the Church.
  • Responding to the call of a loving God, we come together as Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary, to share this experience of love with all people.
  • Inspired by the Gospel values of love, justice, compassion, equality and freedom, we endeavor to be a transforming presence wherever we are.
  • As contemplative women, we commit ourselves in the spirit of our Founder, Peter Joseph Triest, to reach out to those people denied of a full life, especially to whom it pays little attention.
  • In a broken and divided world we aim at being a listening and healing presence and strive to create communities that are built on joy and simplicity, peace and harmony, unity and reconciliation.
  • At one with the universe and each other, we value the whole of creation and journey with all God’s people in faith, respecting differences, welcoming diversity, and upholding their inherent dignity. We are convinced that in this we receive more than we can ever give.
  • In our striving for greater dignity for all, we take calculated risks and make a clear stand on social issues and relationships that would ensure a just and humane future for the human family.

Every member of our Congregation is consecrated for mission and in this way shares in the apostolic task entrusted to the Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary in the Church.

Responding to the call of a loving God, we come together as Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary, to share this experience of love with all people.

Inspired by the Gospel values of love, justice, compassion, equality and freedom, we endeavor to be a transforming presence wherever we are.

As contemplative women, we commit ourselves in the spirit of our Founder, Peter Joseph Triest, to reach out to those people denied of a full life, especially to whom it pays little attention.

In a broken and divided world we aim at being a listening and healing presence and strive to create communities that are built on joy and simplicity, peace and harmony, unity and reconciliation.

At one with the universe and each other, we value the whole of creation and journey with all God’s people in faith, respecting differences, welcoming diversity, and upholding their inherent dignity. We are convinced that in this we receive more than we can ever give.
In our striving for greater dignity for all, we take calculated risks and make a clear stand on social issues and relationships that would ensure a just and humane future for the human family.