apostolic Sisters of the Good Shepherd commit themselves to
listen to the weary, often muted voices of the poor and the
disadvantaged -- especially women and children and then do something
about what they have heard.
They let their hearts be softened and shaped by the people they
serve. They directly confront the "structures of our world,
which devalue the dignity of the human person."
They see the suffering face of God in the undocumented immigrant
or the reviled prostitute, and hear the laughter of angels in
families they have reconciled. Rather than grieve for an opportunity
gone, they start afresh with whatever is at hand, no matter
how small, like the shine of a star in a muddied pool.
They are focused women with a will to learn mercy and compassion
from the heart of the Shepherd, to whose heart they again and
again return for comfort, strength and direction.
The ministries and services of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd
are many and varied for their desire to serve is limited only
by the walls of our expanding world. This expanse, have you
seen where it ends?