Every six years the Sisters hold a 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 September 2014 adopted the following Statement:
We are Sisters of Charity, women of Mary Aikenhead, contemplatives in action impelled by the love of Christ.
We live the joy of the Gospel.
We respond courageously
to the call of mission
going out to the margins,
walking in partnership with others.
The Chapter in 2014 endorsed:
- Our continuing to live courageously and creatively our fourth vow: Service to the poor, actively engaging in advocacy, action and prayer for people in needs, and linking and networking with others in our quest for justice, peace, and integrity of creation.
- Our commitment to considering and exploring new pathways to enrich our communal life.
- Our on-going collaborative engagement with co-workers and colleagues.
- Our continuing support of Mary Aikenhead Ministries.
- The Congregational Leader and Council initiating a conversation among Sisters to determine the most apporpriate form of Chapter membership for the 2020 Chapter.
Elected at the 2014 Chapter to lead the Sisters of Charity of Australia in the period 2014 to 2020 were: (from left) Sister Clare Nolan – Congregational Leader, Sister Suzette Clark, Sister Cate O’Brien, and Sister Margaret Beirne.