Let us share the stories of Love and Resilience of our Missionary Sisters
In the next few weeks, we will be using this space to run a series recalling our heroines, lest we forget at this time all that we have been through before.
We also encourage each of you to post messages of hope and inspiration, both from the past and from what you are witnessing or partaking in now.
Letter Statement from Sister Barbara Staley , MSC General Superior
Dear Sisters and Partners-in-Mission,
My warmest greetings to you all. […] Now is such a time in our history that our working in unity towards our greater mission will shape our journey together. How we act, what we say, the way we treat one another, the heart with which we respond, will be recounted by generations to come.
We have been through so many challenges as an Institute over the past nearly 140 years since our courageous foundress set sail to New York for the first time in 1880. Over the years we have faced great wars, internal conflict, disease, and many other trials, and yet we have always overcome.
As an Institute, our position on the pandemic of COVID-19 is one of faith and action. We place our trust in the Heart of Jesus and in the loving intercession of Mother Cabrini on our behalf.
Our Cabrinian charism
Let us continue spreading the charism of Mother Cabrini “to the ends of the earth”.
As vowed religious women, we MSCs have responded to God’s call in our lives. In rhythms of dialog, silence, prayer, faith-sharing, work and leisure, we live co-responsibly in community as adult women committed to serving those in need, particularly, women, children, frail elders and immigrants.
Cabrini Lay Missionary
We are women and men who desire to live out their Christian Baptismal commitment as a special call from God, in order to grow spiritually, to witness Gospel values, and to be agents of transformation in the world. CLMs hear and respond to their call by committing themselves to embrace and give witness to the love of the Heart of Jesus, according to the living legacy and spirit of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini.
As Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus our life and spirit flow from this missionary identity expressed in prayer, community and in ministry. Every vowed member participates fully in this identity. At the same time, laity are invited and encouraged to be Co-Sharers in Mission as Cabrini Lay Missionaries, Cabrini Companions, collaborators, volunteers and loyal friends. Together, we strive to live the gospel values which we learn from the life of Frances Cabrini.