We, Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters, are an international religious community of women disciples. Empowered by the Holy Spirit we invite people to a deeper communion with the Triune God by living and proclaiming the Gospel of joy, love, peace, and justice. In dialogue with people of diverse cultures and traditions, we minister together with them in promoting human dignity, life-giving relationships, and care for all of creation.
Our story begins in the loving heart of the Triune God. Out of the loving communion of the Father, the Son, and the Spirit,
creation was born. Love is both: the movement inward to deeper communion and outward—inviting others into this communion.
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We nurture our personal relationship with the Triune God as the source and center of our life and mission. We treasure our name,
Missionary Sisters, Servants of the Holy Spirit. It gives expression and impetus to our missionary spirituality and charism.
The needs of our planet are overwhelming and ever changing. Our Charism calls us to serve those who most need to receive the
good news of God's all-inclusive love. Their stories become our story, and our story cannot be told without them. We engage in
ongoing communal discernment of our priorities with the eyes of the Good Samaritan: he knew when to stop in order to help
and when to place the injured one into the caring hand of others. In our diverse global context, poverty, exclusion, and
deprivation take on manifold expressions. Jesus answered the question, "Who is my neighbor?" with a story, not with a definition.
We have grown in the awareness that all creation and life are interconnected and reflect the love of the Triune God. The Spirit has
taught us to see that our mission to share "life in fullness" encompasses not just all people, but all of creation. We realize that
Mother Earth has been violated and deprived of her dignity. As she suffers, so does all life.
Humankind is expanding its consciousness to global horizons. At the same time, people struggle to maintain their cultural identity
and national sovereignty. Our interculturality as SSpS is an expression of the Spirit's many faces. We experience both the richness
and the struggles of intercultural and intergenerational community living.
The movement towards globalization and planetization is changing our patterns of collaboration and communication. We are called
to join hands with all those who are inspired by the same Spirit, such as our lay partners in mission and those who belong to other
organizations, cultures and religions. Our efforts to pormote universal communion would be incomplete without building bridges
of friendship with people of other beliefs. Sharing our stories allows us to discover the God of many names and faces.