“Our Lord Jesus Christ, suffering in the persons of a multitude of sick and infirm of every kind, seeks relief at your hands.”
(Bishop Claude Dubuis, Founder).
We are called first and foremost to see God in every person we meet and to respond to need as we find it. As a result, our ministries are many and diverse. Our Sisters serve as teachers and administrators at all levels of education. We are nurses and administrators in health care systems. We work to empower women and children and the elderly to meet the changing needs in their lives and the demands of society. We walk with developing peoples, mentoring them toward health and self-sufficiency. We are artists and musicians, manifesting God’s beauty.
While many of our Sisters are involved in direct services to God’s people, others influence systemic change. We help prepare promising young education and health care professionals so that the work to which God calls us will thrive in the future. In Board rooms, we help shape just policies and impact the social and economic realities of our contemporary world.
The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word have never worked in isolation. We recognize that we need other persons and value their gifts. And so we engage with dedicated professionals and community members, encouraging one another to make God’s love real and to find God’s love in those with whom we shape a society based on mutual respect and filled with hope.