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

Divine love can only satiate and soothe the soul. The attitude must be true or concrete expression of love and duty fulfilled in every moment and circumstance.
Agustina Rivas López

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

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I am with you always

The Word of God:
“Let everything that lives, praise the Lord.” Psalm 150: 6
Reflection
Everything that lives on earth, praises God simply by being itself. All creatures great and small, whatever their nature be, are a song of praise to God. So too is each human person. The Word of God for you today is an invitation to praise God simply in being who you are. In your own special way, you reflect the wonder, the mystery and the beauty of God. Being yourself then, is a song of praise to God.
Ritual
Close your eyes and become very still… Imagine the most beautiful view of creation you have ever seen…imagine yourself in that beauty… and know that you, with all of creation are praising God just by your being. Now imagine yourself standing with open arms before the beauty of creation…, soak up every element of the beauty before you… Breathe in and say with joy, “Let everything that lives, praise the Lord!”
Remember
With all of creation I give praise to God.

Justice Peace

Latest news

October 18, 2021
Article from the Province of Austria/Switzerland/Czech Republic. For several generations of students, the province's two vocational secondary... Read more
October 8, 2021
Article by Daniela Maia, Mission Partner, Province of Portugal. A blue and white tiled hallway, an aquarium, and a painting: this is what I saw when... Read more
October 1, 2021
“The congregational chapter is a collegial assembly and the highest authority within the congregation. Representative of the congregation, it is a... Read more