Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd

We are an International congregation, with an apostolic or contemplative lifestyle. We express our charism together with mission partners in 72 countries.

Our Vision

We envision a new way of living that celebrates the connectedness of all God's creation, an inclusive world where the dignity and diversity of all life is honored and protected.

Our Mission

Energized by our evolving understanding of God's love, we build partnerships that promote the dignity and human rights of all, especially women and children. In solidarity, we work for the transformation of unjust systems, the flourishing of humanity and integrity of all creation.

The Heart of the Mission

31 October 2020

You are like a plot of pumpkins: they are all properly planted in the same soil. Some thrive well, some hardly at all and others look as though they have not been cared for at all. Some make rapid progress and others behave as if they had never heard anything.
St Mary Euphrasia Pelletier

GS International Foundation

Together for Mission

GSIF 2018 Annual Report

Position papers

Documents and PowerPoint

Child Safeguarding

Circle of blessings

Mission Partner's Corner

Mission Stories

We are connected

Upcoming events

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I am with you always

The Word of God:
“In you I seek shelter, in the shadow of your wings...” Psalm 57:1b
Reflection
There are times in our lives when we experience heartache and pain, distress and anxiety, either for ourselves or for those we love. In these times, all we want is to be held and supported, comforted and strengthened. God’s Word to you today is a word of comfort. As in the way a tiny bird finds protection and comfort under its mother’s wing, so too will God gather you into God’s warm protective embrace. We can experience this embrace of God in the quiet of our hearts or through the loving comfort and protection of those whom God sends to us.
Ritual
If there is something happening in your life, where you feel the need of comfort and protection, sit quietly now… close your eyes and wrap your arms around yourself. Let your body sway from side to side, ever so slightly and gently… Imagine God holding you in this with tender love as you repeat the words slowly and reflectively, “In you O God I seek shelter…in the shadow of your wings”. Let the reassurance of God’s protective love comfort you now and remain within you as a gentle strength in your heart.
Remember
I know the comfort and protection of God’s embrace.

Justice Peace

Latest news

October 28, 2020
Sr. Jane Nway Nway Ei from Myanmar, in the Province of East Asia, arrived in Rome in September 2018 to commence the two-year Licentiate in... Read more
October 26, 2020
Sr. Roshanthi Ranwatta from Sri Lanka, Province of Sri Lanka-Pakistan, Sr. Hortense Prosper Aime Saholinirina from Madagascar, District of The Isles... Read more
October 23, 2020
Our 8 th, and final, ICA was also our largest with over 350 participants of Sisters and Partners in Mission coming from Asian countries. Speakers... Read more