Our Mission Statement
Inspired by St. Teresa of Jesus and St. Henry de Ossó
we Teresian Sisters are a community of consecrated women
who collaborate with others in bringing forth the reign of God.
Through prayer, education and evangelization,
we seek to know and love Jesus and to make Him known and loved by all.
We are called to be prophetic signs of God’s merciful love:
protecting Creation, proclaiming the dignity of all people, and defending justice,
in solidarity with the poor and marginalized.
Like Jesus, we have each been anointed to bring God’s Good News to all people. In Baptism, we become members of the Body of Christ, bringing hope to those who can no longer see a future without pain and suffering. Yes, all of us who bear the name “Christian” share in this mission, and while the Teresian mission is no different, it is unique in the way we hold it in our hearts and carry it out with our hands.
As Teresians, we are called to bring about God’s kingdom through evangelization, which takes many forms. We are called to lead others to know more of God’s love, meeting each person where they are on their journey of faith. We serve schools as teachers, catechists, and catechetical leaders; we work in parishes as youth ministers, pastoral associates, retreat and prayer group leaders. We walk with others as spiritual directors and faith companions.
We serve people of all ages, cultures and socioeconomic levels, visiting the sick, the imprisoned, the poor, and the lonely. Most importantly, as a community of sisters committed to thinking, feeling, and loving like Jesus, we have a preferential option for the poor, the marginalized and the oppressed. In carrying out our mission, we ourselves are evangelized, especially as we draw near to the heart of God’s little ones, those the world has forgotten.
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord.” Luke 4:18-19