Our dedication to Christ embraces the whole of his Body. Not only do we ourselves try to live the Eucharist, but we strive to lead others to live it too.
Christ’s love for all (CHASTITY),
His voluntary emptying
of self (POVERTY),
and His loving surrender to the Father’s will (OBEDIENCE). 1
By living joyfully, we help each other to bring the Gospel alive.
Responsibility and sensitivity to each others’ needs help us to grow more understanding, to Love One Another as Christ Loves Us.
Our hospitality –
cheerful we hope –
invites others to feel at
home not only with us,
but also with Christ.
We say we identify ourselves with the poor. How? By choosing a simple lifestyle, by working along with them, by showing compassion and by our availability. We live, work, walk and talk with them in their neighborhoods whether in the inner city, on the reservation or in a rural area.
“The Sisters shall rely on Divine Providence … being strongly convinced that their Heavenly Father will never abandon them if they trust in Him with steadfast confidence.” 2
A Two-fold Apostolate: Prayer and Work
St. Katharine Drexel taught the sisters to combine contemplation with apostolic love. Only a deep union with God who directs us to serve those who knock on our doors or sit in our classrooms makes this possible.
By reflecting on the Eucharistic Liturgy and Scripture and by praying together
and alone, we learn to listen, to hear and respond to what Christ is calling
us to NOW.
How does he want us to relate to each other, to forgive, to share, to reach out to the poor, to
How is TODAY different from St. Katharine Drexel’s time?
with the poor
• affirms their cultures and aspirations,
• promotes social justice
• and breaks open a way to share together the Good News.
We are called:
• to proclaim the Good News with zeal and enthusiasm
• to support the empowerment and self-determination of the people
• to oppose all forms of racism
• to promote justice including environmental justice — we cannot ignore the unequal impacts environmental degradation has on low-income communities. 3
1. Total Gift of Self 8
2. SKD, TGS 14
3. “How Environmental Justice Works”