Our mission centers on making concrete the healing love of Jesus, the Incarnate Word; our ministries enable us to carry out this mission. The Gospels remind us that Jesus healed the sick; our hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics and outpatient centers, and hospice ministries exist to deliver compassionate, high quality health care that embodies our values and respects the dignity and worth of each person.
Not only did Jesus heal, he also taught. Our education ministries enable us to provide instruction that contributes to the growth and development of the whole person—whether that instruction be at the elementary, secondary, or university level. Grounded in the values of our faith, our educational institutions are dedicated to promoting academic excellence as well as personal development. Each educational program boasts a comprehensive curriculum that fosters intellectual growth and social consciousness as well as prepares students to become leaders in their respective communities. And, all of our educational institutions instill a commitment to service.
This dedication to service permeates each of our ministries and inspires the continued development of our congregation’s mission to actualize Jesus’ love in the world. Thus, our sisters may be found serving as parish administrators, personal counselors, child-development instructors, and elder-care administrators. Some of our sisters serve in prison ministry while others are committed to the assistance of indigenous and migrant women in Mexico. Other sisters assist in the training of individuals to work in the organic coffee industry of Chiapas, and some of our sisters dedicate themselves to serving in our transitional housing program for homeless women with young children in San Antonio.
No matter the specific focus, each of our ministries is a concrete expression of Jesus’ own life of love and compassion. In every case, each ministry promotes human dignity and aims to empower those who are most vulnerable. Through our ministries, we strive to live our lives for God with hearts for others. And it is this dedication that characterizes the very essence of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word.
*CCVI – Initials from the Latin name of our Congregation: Congregatio Caritatis Verbi Incarnati (Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word), used as an abbreviation for our Congregation.