SISTERS HOSPITALLERS OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS…
…following in the footsteps of the Samaritan…
We form a Congregation of consecrated women, in and for the Church.
Being a Sister Hospitaller builds on the profound experience of BEING a woman summoned and consecrated by God to follow Jesus Christ, the Good Samaritan.
We live in spiritual maternity, which makes us givers of life and of hope, where life and health graze the limits of weakness.
We know we are sent to serve those who suffer; we hear the cries of the sick and marginalised everywhere, at all times, in every condition. We are committed to defending the rights of people suffering from mental illness, intellectual disability, and other ailments, prioritising the neediest, by embracing them and providing comprehensive, specialised care.
By living communally with other sisters, contemplating the early Christian community, the experience of our Founder Benedict Menni and the origins of the Congregation–the simplicity of life, reciprocal acceptance–we share our experience of God; we value cultural diversity and together we promote apostolic creativity in the mission.
In the midst of our daily labour, we discover the traces of God in everything created; we feel happy in our calling and moved by the fact that others experience the same charism in the Church.
Following the example of Mary, Our Mother, the First Hospitaller: Our Lady of the Sacred Heart “teaches us to discover the needs of others, even when they are not apparent.”
We practice HOSPITALITY, the value that defines us: unconditional acceptance, attentive listening, respect for difference, gratuity, compassionate care, mercy.