Every six years the Sisters hold a General Chapter to review their mission and direction and to elect a Congregational Leader and a group of Councillors for the following six years.
The Chapter held in March 2021 adopted this Direction Statement:
We, Sisters of Charity, seeking God in all things,
commit to a culture of encounter and collaboration.
OUR WAY OF LIFE
We hear the call for us to be an inclusive community of presence
for each other, our church and our world.
We commit to deep listening and open-hearted, respectful encounters.
We will be ‘more’ for the greater glory of God.
WOMEN OF CHURCH
We are Ecclesial women who embrace the fullness of our baptismal identity
in a wounded and bruising church.
We will be courageous and prophetic risk-takers
in the search for healing and wholeness with and for the people of God.
OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR COMMON HOME
We hear the cry of creation in living our 4th Vow.
In the face of climate emergency, we embrace a moral imperative,
and claim our responsibility to be informed, to educate, to advocate and to act.
In a spirit of deep listening and learning we commit to a more just future.
Elected at the 2021 General Chapter to lead the Sisters of Charity of Australia in the period 2o21 to 2027 were: (from left) Councillors Sister Libbey Byrne and Sister Teresita Marcelo, Congregational Leader, Sister Laureen Dixon, and Councillors Sister Adele Cottrell-Dormer and Sister Margaret Guy.