In every age monastic men and women have offered their gifts to the Church in loving service.
In the beginning of our community, most sisters were teachers. That was the great need of the Catholic Church in America: educating Catholic children in the morals and tenets of their faith. Through the years, other needs were realized. Nursing and health care from a Catholic values foundation, social services such as counseling and child care, and elder care all were addressed by religious sisters as society evolved.
As the needs of the local Church and the surrounding community have changed, we too have changed. The essential gift of monasticism is our witness to the kingdom of God made real in community life. Our purpose in this world is realized in any ministry in which we engage, because it is our presence and our example of living Gospel values that give witness to the reality of God in our world.
Our efforts in meeting the changing needs of modern society have yielded much fruit through the grace of the Spirit and the generosity of so many people of faith. Wherever there is a need, we will strive to respond.