Office of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation

Our Office of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) responds to “Christ suffering in the persons of a multitude of the sick and infirm of every kind” by providing a space for dialogue, exchange, and embodying values of justice, peace and integrity of creation in today’s society and in all CCVI ministries.

“Our Mission compels us to recommit ourselves to poor and vulnerable people, collaborating with individuals and organizations that share our values. We will assume the risk of a corporate and prophetic posture for justice, peace, and the care of creation”.

(Chapter 2014)

As Sisters, we denounce human trafficking

As Congregation of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word, from our mission to actualize the saving and healing love of the Incarnate Word promoting human dignity, we “affirm the right and dignity of all people and we denounce human trafficking and the social systems that promote it”.

Care of Creation

Join us in protecting, restoring and enjoying all of God’s creation.

Headwaters at Incarnate Word


San Antonio, Texas

At the San Antonio home of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word is a famous artesian spring known as the San Antonio Spring, commonly called “The Blue Hole”.

To early indigenous peoples, the springs were called Yanaguana, which in the Coahuiltecan language means “Spirit Waters,” or “up-flowing waters of the Spirit.”

In 2008, the Sisters established the Headwaters Sanctuary to protect the 53-acre site surrounding the spring. Anticipating Pope Francis’ call to stewardship of the earth in his “Laudato Si,” this ministry reminds us that ecology, peace and justice are inseparable and that we must live in right relationship with all of creation.

www.headwaters-iw.org

Migrants, Immigrants and Refugees

The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word is a Congregation founded by immigrants for immigrants. We believe that all persons are worthy of respect and they should be protected in their human rights.

Download: Corporate Stance in Solidarity with Migrants, Immigrants and Refugees.

Action

We sponsor communities for education related to justice, peace and the care of creation. In our promotion of human dignity, we focus on ecology, immigration, poverty and human rights. We continue to respond to our founding call to relieve “Christ suffering in the world today” through words and actions, partnering with various groups from the Church and the community.

Action Initiatives

“Our Mission compels us to recommit ourselves to the poor and vulnerable, collaborating with individuals and organizations who share our values. We will assume the risk of a corporate and prophetic posture for justice, peace, and care for creation.” (Chapter Statement 2014).

We support action initiatives which promote transformation of unfair structures; working on national and international networks with persons and groups that promote justice.

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106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees

106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees

Click here to download: 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees Like Jesus Christ, forced to flee Welcoming, protecting, promoting and integrating internally displaced persons   Every year since 1914, the last Sunday of September our Church celebrates the World...

Lamentation and Solidarity

Lamentation and Solidarity

A Statement from the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, May 31, 2020. We lament that over 100,000 have died in the U.S. in the pandemic in a few months, and all the human losses around the world. The deaths are continuing. We lament that since the first ship...