Our life and vocation are woven into a seamless whole by the three core strands of our Vincentian charism or spirit:
- Our relationship with God
- Our life together in community
- Our service of vulnerable people whose lives are marked by poverty
As Daughters of the Church our relationship with God is nourished by the Vincentian tradition in which we are formed and live. This is rooted in the Scriptures, in reflective times of silence, personal and communal prayer, liturgy, the Eucharist, the sacramental life and teachings of the Church, the writings of St Vincent de Paul and St Louise de Marillac and in our contact with those who are vulnerable and poor.
As St Louise reminds us:
“I want all of you to become saints ….
In order to do this, dear Sisters,
we must have continually before our eyes
our model, which is Jesus Christ.
We are called to imitate His life,
not only as Christians
as persons chosen by God
to serve him in the person of the Poor.”
(Letter of St Louise to Sr Anne Hardemont 29th August 1648)
We live a rich, challenging spirituality, a path well worn by the thousands of our Sisters who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith: a path to wholeness and holiness.