Our Mission

We see mission as a participation in the sending of Christ into the world: "as the father has sent me, so I send you." (Jn.20:21) This puts mission at the very heart of the life of the Congregatio Jesu. We understand our call to the consecrated life as part of the universal mission of the Church. As Jesus Christ sent his disciples out with the words: "Go out to the whole world; proclaim the Gospel to all creation" (Mark 16:15), so we see our mission as universal and not limited to a particular place or a particular work .

By 'universal mission' we understand a mission without frontiers. In the past this might have been interpreted solely as without geographical frontiers. Today, we understand 'without frontiers' to mean that there are no places or peoples to whom we would not be ready to bring the saving love of Christ.

Universal mission will take us to 'places' we have not been before. The criteria for choice will be 'where or what is the greatest need'.

We form our sisters to be mobile and disponable, willing to go wherever they are sent. We expect them to strive, like Mary Ward, to have that inner freedom to respond to the call to leave all and follow Christ with passion and compassion.