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

Give yourself to Jesus to enter into the immensity of his great Heart. lose yourself in this abyss of love, charity, mercy, humility, purity, patience, submission and holiness.
Saint John Eudes

GS International Foundation

Together for Mission

GSIF 2018 Annual Report

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Child Safeguarding

Circle of blessings

Mission Partner's Corner

Mission Stories

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I am with you always

The Word of God:
“Peter felt the force of the wind and took fright… Jesus put out his hand at once and held him…” Matthew 14: 22- 33
Reflection
There are some things that are just too big for us to face. There are experiences that really shake us to the core of our being and cause us to lose sight of who we are and what we are about. For Peter, the apostle, when he fixed his gaze on Jesus, he had the courage to do anything, even walk on water! But the minute he looked away from Jesus, he felt the force of the wind, and gripped by fear, he began to sink. But Jesus reached out his hand and held Peter firmly in his grasp. Today’s Word offers you some comfort in knowing that whenever you feel caught in the grip of doubt or fear, or lose focus or balance, Jesus is there for you, ready to hold you firmly, safely and lovingly in his grasp.
Ritual
Pause and reflect now on some of the pressures that bear down upon you… the issues or experiences that cause you to lose focus, to doubt, to fear, to sink beneath it all… In that awareness, close your eyes and visualize the scene of Peter walking on water with Jesus beside him…Imagine the force of the wind and the fear that Peter would have known… Imagine now, Jesus reaching out to hold Peter… and as you do so, imagine that it is your hand that Jesus takes into his grasp… holding you firmly, lovingly to himself… Whatever fear or doubts you have let Jesus hold you close. Rest in the safety of His embrace.
Remember
Jesus is always there, reaching out to me.

Justice Peace

Latest news

August 31, 2021
Article by Joyce Meyer , Global Sisters Report. A choir of young women in Good Shepherd ministries in Sri Lanka open the July 30 webinar on the... Read more
August 20, 2021
Article by Sr. Noelene White, Province of Australia/Aotearoa-New Zealand. Recently Sr. Monica Walsh, Province Leader, and Sr. Noelene White were... Read more
August 11, 2021
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