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We are consecrated, apostolic, women Religious.

We are women of Mary Aikenhead, committed to radically and courageously living out the Gospel and our Constitutions.

As Sisters of Charity, in common with other Religious, we are called to follow Christ, to devote ourselves in a special way to the Lord.

Our following of Christ is consecrated in the Church by the public profession of the vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience.

A fourth vow, to devote our lives under obedience to the service of the poor, gives a special character to our vocation.

The goal which we pursue by our religious life, and our service of the poor, is the greater glory of God, the Father, as it is to be achieved in Christ.

We can pursue our goal effectively only if we are aware of the need for our personal union with the crucified and risen Christ.

Our foundress, the Venerable Mary Aikenhead, in the light of contemporary needs, and in her wisdom, involved all classes of people in the realisation of this goal.

The inspiration of our foundress remains with us today.

Service of the poor – characterised by flexibility, courage, and dynamic awareness, in participating in the saving mission of the Church – remains with us as a living witness of the charism of the foundress.

What each of us gives to the future depends on our continuing, sensitive, and courageous response to the signs of the times, finding God in all things in the spirit of our motto Caritas Christi urget nos (2 Cor 5:14)… the love of Christ urges us.

 

THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
When we have so much to praise the Lord for, we must not complain.
THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
True affection is to rejoice in the happiness of our dear ones. Never allow a sentiment of resentment to enter into our hearts.
THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
Pray, reflect and consult – and may the divine spirit direct all to God’s greater glory.
THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
May our dear Lord Jesus fill your hearts with His own love. Amen!
THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
We must have patience with others as He has patience with us.
THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
Under every difficulty try to pray fervently.
THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
We have much to thank Him for, even for those little drawbacks on our comforts and conveniences.
THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
Do pray that justice may be accomplished in peace and that truth may prevail.
THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
Go on now as steadily as you can, relying on the Divine assistance and fear not.
THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
What we do ought to be done well.

The Sisters of Charity acknowledge the First Peoples and traditional custodians of this land where we live. We respect, value and honour their history, culture and spirituality. We are committed to standing in solidarity and to actively working for justice, peace and harmony in this land.

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Level 7, 35 Grafton Street
Bondi Junction NSW 2022
Australia

T: (02) 9367 1222