We live in community to be a sign of Christian unity and
a creative and healing presence in our world. We want our
efforts in living community always to extend beyond ourselves
to God’s people.
We work to develop mutual trust, honesty,
readiness to forgive and to be forgiven. We try to recognize
and to affirm the blessings of our diversity.
Our sisters live in a variety of settings.
Some live in traditional parish convents; some in other
types of residences that enable their ministries; still
others live at Saint Joseph Villa, our retirement/nursing
facility. In each setting we try to give witness to God’s
love by the love we have for one another and by a spirit
of joyful service and welcoming hospitality.
We value opportunities to spend time
together, and we recognize that each of us contributes
actively to the growth of community life by the quality
of our presence. We make decisions together and reflect
regularly on our experience of life together so that our
prayer, work and leisure may show an integrity of purpose
that may lead to the glory of God.