“Urged by the love of Christ, we choose to express our mission through ministry directed toward education. …
We are educators in all that we are and do.
We continually choose ways of living and serving that call to growth. …
…our ministry demands a Christian vision of what the human person is called to be and what the world is destined to become.”
(You Are Sent, Constitution 22)
Education is how we express our mission, it is our way of being in the world. It is how we contribute to building God’s kingdom. The development and sharing of knowledge will always be important. However, the development of the human heart and spirit is the critical work of SSND educators. The problems of our day will not be solved by knowledge alone; they need the practice of virtues: truthfulness, integrity, respect and care for one another.