Charism
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The source of our Charism lies in the compassionate love of God, who emptied himself in Christ Jesus even to the point of dying on a cross (Phil.2:7-8). This love deeply affected St. Francis and our Founders and urged them to take concrete action. It also inspires us to make this love visible to others in our time and world.

As Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross, we are aware that we are loved, called and sent:

- To grow more deeply in the mystery of the Cross and Resurrection and draw trust, hope and    strength from it.
- To see the world as God's creation and all persons as God's image; to respect their dignity and    support them.
- To practice sisterliness and live the attitudes of Franciscan minor more deeply.
- To be with and for people, especially the less privileged, in compassionate love and solidarity.
- To hear the call of God in the varied needs of the present time and to respond with openness and    enthusiasm.
- To see that nature is protected and preserved.
- To take part in the Mission of the Church. We attempt to prepare apace for    the coming of the    reign of God, where all people are brothers and sisters.