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Deepest Desires and Mission

Deepest Desires

General Chapter 2012-2013

As Franciscans centered on the revelation of the emerging Cosmic Christ, contemplating and celebrating this Divine action in our lives, our deepest desires are to:

  • BUILD life-giving, trusting communities that cherish each one's personal gifts,
  • EMPOWER one another to live the truth of Gospel values,
  • BOND with others in ever widening circles of compassion and peace,
  • SPEAK to the Church and to the world from our common understanding that there be no outcasts in our experience of life on this earth.

SSJ-TOSF Mission Statement

General Chapter of 1984

Dedication to Jesus Christ involves us, Sisters of St. Joseph, Third Order of St. Francis, intimately with His liberating and reconciling mission - to make God more deeply known and loved and in so doing draw all persons to fuller and freer life.

Together with all our sisters and brothers who strive for a more just world, we undertake those activities which will promote the material and spiritual development of the human family.

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