Mary Euphrasia Pelletier believed in the Good News, that
God was like a compassionate Shepherd. Christ of the
New Testament reveals God as ABBA (Father), whose love
for us is boundless, creating us with dignity, in God’s
own image. Mary Euphrasia was courageous to act always
in light of this same mission: to love and respect the
dignity of each person as a child of God.
Sisters of the Good Shepherd approach each person with
the same care of Jesus, the Good Shepherd. We are guided
by the principle that, “One person is of more
value than a world.”
Through contemplation and action our mission of reconciliation
impels us to act with justice and peace. We take a fourth
vow of zeal, the heart of our Good Shepherd vocation.
This leads us to search out the wounded, those left behind
by the world. We minister in all areas of human services,
with a particular focus on the needs of women and children.
Sister of the Good Shepherd can express her zeal for
God’s people either as an apostolic or contemplative
God calling you to love with the
of a Good Shepherd?