As vowed women in the spirit
Of St Francis and St Clare
We believe that we are women enmeshed in the Spirit of openness
with the readiness to accept a diversity which is our richness.
We believe that we are women of conversion,
rooted in the Word of God, and constantly discerning the Will of God.
We do this by refocusing our gaze on the needs of our day.
Our option for the poor is evidenced by our simplicity of lifestyle,
our respect for all, and our willingness to be risk-takers.
We believe that we are women who witness by evangelising joyfully.
We are enthusiastic about our vocation and bring hope to the world
through the Good News of Jesus Christ.
We abandon all to God without counting the cost. Our witness is to perfect love in community,
nurtured by our relationship with God, as "beloved daughters in whom he is well-pleased."
We believe that we are women of justice and peace in this world.
We, in the Spirit of Francis, embrace the whole of humanity in its suffering,
bringing comfort and solace to all in need.
Our ability to listen, recognise, appreciate, affirm and encourage
our brothers and sisters is the hallmark of true justice and peace
which will lead to a deeper union with God and each other.
We believe that we are women on a journey with Jesus Christ
as both our companion and our final destination.
During this pilgrimage, community is formed
by our prayerful presence to each other in our life and in our work.
As followers of Francis, Clare, Adelaide and Veronica, we recognise that the Spirit is present within each individual Sister, the congregation, and the whole of creation.
Our pilgrimage will lead us through paths of joy and suffering, allowing us to embrace fully the Kingdom of God present in our world
We believe that we are women of prayer who have accepted
Jesus Christ as our Way, Truth and Life.
Our celebration of liturgy and our quiet moments with the Lord,
encompass all that we do and who we are as
Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception.