What is a charism?

A charism is a particular aspect of the life of Jesus. Each religious congregation lives according to a unique charism. The Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth has its source in the mystery of the Incarnation, of God coming to dwell in the person of Jesus of Nazareth. Our Foundress, Blessed Mary of Jesus the Good Shepherd, recognised the Holy Family of Nazareth as the Incarnation of Love, the reflection of the life the Holy Trinity, and the embodiment of hiddenness, joy and simplicity.

We, the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, are called to extend the Kingdom of God’s love among ourselves and others by living the spirit of Jesus, Mary and Joseph whose lives were centered in the love of God and one another. We witness to this love through dedicated service to the Church, especially in ministry to the family.”.

Covenant of Love, Charism Statement