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

Our Lord began to attract me in a special way, by enlightening me more and more as to his desire to have me all for himself and to take over my heart.
Blessed Maria Droste

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:
“May the God of hope…through the power of the Holy Spirit… remove all bounds to your hope.” Rm 15: 13
Reflection
There are times in our lives when it seems impossible to keep believing and hoping; times when we feel we have to climb over a mountain of despair just to face the day. In those times it is so hard to cling to hope because hope requires faith in something more than what we have or what we know. Hope requires faith in the impossible becoming possible! Today’s Word tells us the God of hope, the very source of all hope, is within us. It is the power of God’s Spirit of hope that can keep us from the edge of despair. All we have to do is surrender to the hope and belief that God has in us.
Ritual
Be quiet and still…take a moment to name some of the hopes you have… Now imagine your hands are an open bowl… pour into that bowl all that you hope for. Breathe in slowly and deeply… As you exhale, release all the negativity that blocks the realization of your hopes. Now, hand your hopes over to God, the Spirit of all Hope … Breathe in slowly and deeply, the support of God’s Spirit and cling to it, drawing it close to your heart and letting it rest there.
Remember
The power of God’s Spirit of Hope is within me.

Justice Peace

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