What is our mission?

Our present Constitutions, referring to the spirit of the Foundress and the contemporary teaching of the Church, define the mission of the Congregation:

“We, the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, an international apostolic Congregation, believe that the Holy Family of Nazareth:

three persons in communion with God and one another,

obedient and faithful to the will of God,

Reveals to us the profound reality that God is present in the most simple and ordinary experiences of human life.

This vision, which so captivated our Foundress, Frances Siedliska (Mary of Jesus the Good Shepherd), is the source and inspiration for our life and service. Sharing in Jesus’ mission of spreading the Kingdom of God’s Love, we engage in a variety of ministries with and in the Church.Mindful that it Is in an environment of love that persons come to the fullness of life, we witness a family spirit among ourselves, and are dedicated to the moral and religious renewal of family life. We are committed to creating communities of love and hope which celebrate the oneness of the human family.”

How do we live out our mission?

Our Foundress understood family as the basic unit of society as well as of the entire human family. Following her example, we respond to the needs of the Church and families wherever the Congregation sends us. We are convinced that any work done by us, even the most simple, is a priceless contribution to spreading the Kingdom of God’s love and of ministering to families.