“We, the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, an international apostolic institute of women religious, are called to share in the life-giving mission of Jesus Christ. The challenge of the gospel and the spirit of faith and zeal which marked our founders, Father Jean Gailhac and Mother St. Jean Cure, and our founding sisters, urge us to respond to the needs of our time and to work with others in action for evangelical justice. Sent to promote the life and dignity of all our sisters and brothers, at this time we place ourselves and our resources at the service of those who are most in need of justice, enabling the powerless, the deprived, the marginalised, and the voiceless to work effectively for their own development and liberation. We are called to be community, to know and celebrate God’s love for us and to make that love known to others. As we become more deeply inserted in the realities of the Church and the world, we use our individual and corporate talents to work creatively in diverse ministries for the promotion of justice. Mary is our model as we seek to be open to the Spirit, to center our lives in Jesus Christ, to be women of prayer and compassion, and to give authentic and joyful witness to the values of the gospel wherever we are.”

Ratified by the General Chapter, Rome, 1990.

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