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As Mission Partner... The Chapter theme and logo invite us: To a deeper consciousness of God's presence: God's presence is within us. God's presence is around us within the nature we set our eyes on. God's presence is in those whom we form a community with God's presence is in our companion partners in mission. God's presence is in the women and children we minister to in our Shelters. God's presence is in those whom we minister to in our Parishes. God's presence is in our benefactors who support our mission in one way or another. We ask God for the grace To Open Our Eyes and our Hearts to... more
“It will take a great deal more discernment – understanding of what is at stake spiritually, theologically, politically, and economically – to move from the ideal to its translation and into lifestyle and ministry.”[ 1 ] This quote is foundational to transformative communities. It names the communities’ ability to move from aspiration to the living of it in the dailiness of life. With the world in transition, it is often safer to live the espoused concept rather than struggle to create it in the ordinariness of life. Historically, religious institutions and communities, who became great... more
In 2008, the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd created the Good Shepherd International Foundation (GSIF), to write a new and ambitious chapter in the history of the Congregation, inspired by St. John Eudes and founded by St. Mary Euphrasia. In the past decade, the visionary zeal of the founders has inspired many people across Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe and North America to come together and work with the Foundation to change the lives of more than 200,000 girls, women and children living in poverty and victims of violence and other forms of violation of human rights... more
One year after the 150th anniversary of the death of St. Mary Euphrasia, the Sisters of the International Community and the Sisters of the Site in the Mother House gave thanks to the Lord…. “What are we doing in this world and why are we here, if not to contribute to the salvation of persons” S.M.E. On the 24th of April 2018 the whole Congregation celebrated the 150th anniversary of the death of St. Mary Euphrasia and to commemorate this occasion the spirituality Centre sent to the Provinces a third reflection with the theme “Our Mission is alive today” with the request that each Province at... more
offering systemic and innovative approaches to shape an evolving society From Community Works, INC Website By Mark Clarke Society needs transformative communities that seek the common good, as the rhetoric and choices of many nations is becoming more tribal. Transformative communities are imperative because they embody the spiritual journey of incarnation or relationships with the resurrection or transcendence. This collective spiritual journey is critical in a world of both advancement and struggling with cultural identity. These communities are called to live Teilhard de Chardin’s words, “... more
Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd European Project With the ongoing migration discussions still at the top of the European agenda and the need to strengthen collaboration, awareness and learning across OLCGS apostolates in Europe, this Gathering was organised in the frame of the European Project in collaboration with the Province of Italy-Malta (especially the apostolate in Palermo), who hosted the participants with great generosity and warmth. The Gathering took place in Sicily for 3 days, as a chosen spot for a learning visits (Palermo and Catania), as well as a relevant spot for... more
We are connected, like branches to the tree. We all walk the planet, let’s walk with dignity. No matter our color, no matter our creed. All of us are gifted and all of us we need . (Chris Skinner) INTERNATIONAL MOTHER EARTH DAY – 22 APRIL Celebrating with Aguchita and our Position Papers “The world is God’s wonderful creation. Humans have the task of shaping it and preserving it. Concern for “Mother Earth” is not among the many questions, but the essential issue to the planet’s survival!” Prayer Network for April 2019 - more
Dear Sisters and Mission Partners, The Congregation continues to be blessed with many wonderful sisters and lay partners who have developed the mission, deepen our spirituality and our understanding of justice and peace. In the past few days, we have celebrated the life of two women who are models for us. Srs. Marie-Francoise Le Brizaut and Delia Rodríguez came from different parts of the world and cultures. They had a variety of skills that seemed so different and yet they came together as they were rooted in the same spiritual heritage and mission- to live the love of God for all people... more
This vision catapults the collective body to meet a critical social need by creating a culture and collaborative network to achieve an inspirational dream. These dreams are historically generated by a small cohort of people who passionately believe in a world not yet imagined. Today, transformative communities are the catalyst in a world struggling to form groups that seek solutions for the common good. This reality is even more imperative as we move into an intercultural and interconnected world. There is a tendency to see natural catastrophes, poverty, and immigration as the issue. The more... more
Wells of Hope is the latest project to be unveiled by Talitha Kum – an international network against trafficking in human persons.In 2009 the International Union of Superiors’ General (UISG) in Rome founded the organization to serve as a platform for collaboration, cooperation and exchange of information. Among the goals of Talitha Kum is the development and improvement of anti-trafficking activities carried out by consecrated persons in the various countries of the world, across the five continents. Since 2016, the focus has moved towards the Middle East, a region that has become a... more