Urged by the love of Christ
and in the spirit of our founder,
Elizabeth Ann Seton,
we Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati
strive to live Gospel values.
We choose to act justly,
to build loving relationships,
to share our resources with those in need,
and to care for all creation.
True to the spirit of
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton,
Margaret Cecilia George,
and all who share our heritage,
we Sisters of Charity are called
to be faithfilled women of the Church.
Like Elizabeth we are called to be
vitalized by Scripture and Eucharist;
with her we are called to fidelity to
the Church, to reliance on the Spirit,
and to life through love and friendship.
We vow our lives to our God with whom we walk in humility, simplicity, and charity.
As pilgrims we pray for the wisdom
to know the needs of our sisters
and brothers and we dare
to risk a caring response.
Because we Sisters of Charity dwell in this house of love and encounter God, we commit ourselves to this Vision statement:
As a community of charity, living the gospel as expressed in the charism of Elizabeth Seton and Margaret George, we will strive to be persons who:
- choose to live simply in a complex world committed to the healing of our global home;
- embrace cultural expansion in membership and ministry;
- learn from and are in solidarity with the poor;
- risk being prophetic in church and society;
- journey together toward wholeness.
We make this commitment imbued with a deep faith in the active presence of God and strengthened by prayer, friendship and community.