Our charism flows from our spiritual heritage, especially the gifts of …
who formed a community to be of one heart and one soul, seeing in the Trinity the basis,source and goal of all community …
Blessed Alix LeClerc and St. Peter Fourier,
who gave a new direction to religious life, insisting that ministry be integral to the community …
Bishop George Michael Wittmann and Father Francis Sebastian Job,
who held Christian education for girls as their special concern…
Mother Caroline Friess,
who through courageous leadership, adapted the congregation to life on another continent, perceptively reading the signs of the times, risking innovative response to the needs of the new world.
Our charism continues to develop in the living community, which, enriched by the past, enables the congregation to unfold in the present and to be challenged by the future. In a spirit of creative fidelity to Jesus Christ, the church, and our charism, we commit ourselves …to continue the mission of Christ for which we have been consecrated.
Through the power of the Spirit, we carry out this mission particularly through
- our efforts toward unity
- our community life
- our ministry directed toward education
- our common search for and doing of God’s will.
Mary, Mother of the Church and of our congregation, gently challenges us: Do whatever he tells you. (John 2:5)