Social Justice

Rooted in the Eucharist
Service to the Poor

Our Mission
As Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, we believe God calls us to be a sign in the world of the power of the Eucharistic Christ to effect unity and community among all peoples.

Working for Social Justice can take many paths; whichever path we take we will walk with Jesus.
Saint Katharine Drexel


downloadThe Corporal Works of Mercy are these kind acts by which we help our neighbors with their material and physical needs.
feed the hungry      shelter the homeless           clothe the naked    visit the sick and imprisoned bury the dead          give alms to the poor


The Spiritual Works of Mercy are acts of compassion, as listed below, by which we help our neighbors with their emotional and spiritual needs.Pope-largeinstruct            advise       console                   comfort           forgive      bear wrongs patiently

In an innovation that surprised many church-watchers and upset some traditionalists, Francis said that prayer and action to protect the environment should be added to the venerable seven corporal works of mercy and the seven spiritual works of mercy drawn from the Gospels and Christian tradition.

“We usually think of the works of mercy individually and in relation to a specific initiative: hospitals for the sick, soup kitchens for the hungry, shelters for the homeless, schools for those to be educated, the confessional and spiritual direction for those needing counsel and forgiveness,” Francis wrote.

“But if we look at the works of mercy as a whole, we see that the object of mercy is human life itself and everything it embraces.”