Direction Statement 2017-05-23T21:04:51+00:00

2016 General Chapter Direction Statement

We, the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy, a diocesan community founded in 1829, strongly commit ourselves to:

  • Embrace Gospel values, especially those of our charism, in all of our activities and decisions;
  • Strengthen community through an active prayer life and encourage balance in the physical, spiritual, and psychosocial aspects of our lives;
  • Support one another in community as difficult decisions are being made;
  • Discern and trust God’s plan for us;
  • Respond generously to the needs of others, especially the poor and elderly;
  • Share our charism and tell our story through the Associates and others.

We ask leadership to:

  • Explore options for the distribution of assets, focusing on our mission and the needs of our time;
  • Examine and share scenarios for future governance;
  • Search for methods by which we can tell the OLM story and keep our legacy alive;
  • Provide opportunities to engage in meaningful dialogue on issues and decisions pertaining to our future;
  • Provide opportunities to assist us in creating balance in the physical, spiritual, and psychosocial aspects of our lives.
Direction
Affirmed