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

We honor the culture and heritage each brings and we celebrate the positive contributions newcomers make to the lives and development of host communities.
Congregational Position Papers

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:
“You formed my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I thank you for the wonder of my being…” Psalm 139:13 - 14
Reflection
Intimacy surrounds the very core of our being! Intimacy, in its fullest sense, is about knowing the more that is at the heart of another, sensing the inner deep reality of another’s presence, appreciating the mystery of another’s being. This is the kind of intimacy that God knows with us, as the very creator of our being. God’s knowledge and appreciation of the mystery of our being is rooted in the heart of God’s own Spirit, which holds the essence of our being. Today’s Word of God is an invitation to view your own humanity from God’s perspective, and to appreciate in the mystery of your own being the beauty and wonder that God appreciates in you. This is a call to self-intimacy; to sense the inner deep reality of one’s own being, to meet the eyes of one’s own heart and to embrace the mystery of one’s own soul. Here in lies our ability to be intimate with others, that we are able to come home to ourselves, and in the intimacy of God’s Spirit, marvel at the wonder of our being in God.
Ritual
Close your eyes and centre yourself… Reflect on God’s Word, repeating it several times and allowing the words to settle in you. Name for yourself the word or phrase that speaks most deeply to you. Let this word or phrase mull around in your heart and draw you into a moment of intimacy. Savour the moment and let it linger on in your heart’s memory.
Remember
I thank you Creator God, for the wonder of my being.

Justice Peace

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