Message of GC 2007

Goal

Jesus came so that every person may have life and have it abundantly.
Following Jesus and being true to the vision of our founders, we commit ourselves
to respect, protect and promote life.  We uphold the dignity and rights of every person. We stand in solidarity with the disadvantaged, especially the women and children.

Steps

Conscious, that Jesus is our salvation - we, the Sisters of the Holy Cross:

  • allow ourselves to be challenged by the realities of the present day world to recognise the call of God, to respond in specific ways and to  initiate appropriate action
  • conscientise ourselves and others  from the Biblical perspective on human dignity
    and human rights
  • raise our voice against  unjust and life threatening situations
  • work towards the  integral development of the person
  • nourish an attitude of hospitality
  • in line with the goal, make appropriate changes in prayer life, community life and
    initial and ongoing formation
  • evaluate our ministries and are ready to restructure or to open new ones
  • work with other congregations and organisations and join movements
    for justice, peace and integrity of creation

Spiritual basis

To reach our goal, we draw strength from the following sources:

Scriptures

Gen 1,27; 2,7

Every human being is created in the image and likeness of God

Lk  4,18-19

Prophetic Mission of Jesus

Jn  10,10

Fullness of life which Jesus gives

Rev 21,3

God dwelling with the human race

Rev 21,5

Participating in the creative work of God