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

May God preserve and enkindle in your hearts ever more and more the fire of zealous love.
Saint John Eudes

GS International Foundation

Together for Mission

GSIF 2018 Annual Report

Position papers

Documents and PowerPoint

Safeguarding Policy

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:
“By waiting and by calm you shall be saved…, in quiet and in trust lies your strength.” Isaiah 30: 15
Reflection
When we are troubled or distressed, angry or hurt, it is hard to stay calm and quiet. Naturally, there are times when we need to speak out and make known our hurt and anger. But there are also times when, if we pause, calm down and reflect, we can find a way through our problem. Talking to someone we trust is a great help in calming ourselves down. So too is sitting in a quiet space and letting our feelings and thoughts settle. In the quiet, God is there for you, ready to listen to you and help you find the strength you need deep within you.
Ritual
Sit quietly… Breathe deeply, slowly and gently… Be aware of any feelings that disturb you and share them with God… Focus on God’s Word, “In quiet and trust, in calm and waiting, I will find strength” and find a rhythm with them as you breathe in and out. Repeat this rhythm until you feel the calming strength of God within you. Rest in the peace of that calm.
Remember
In quiet and trust, in calm and waiting, I find my strength.

Justice Peace

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