mission as a Good Shepherd sister means holding the whole world
in my heart, which is really the heart of Jesus. I pray especially
for every single person who feels like giving up, or whom others
have given up on. Because God never gives up on anyone."
try to be the body of Christ in the world. Not alone, but together
with my sisters. I try to be the hands and feet, the eyes and
ears of Jesus for the people in my life. As a community, we
each bring our gifts to people who otherwise might be overlooked
in our society."
was attracted to the community of the Good Shepherd sisters because
of their beautiful name. The Good Shepherd offers shelter for
those who are discouraged, those without hope and pushed aside
by society. In my life I find it so fulfilling to share with Jesus,
the Good Shepherd, in reaching out to persons who are powerless
and empowering them. It is a tremendous vocation."
could work with kids on my own. But I wanted more. Finding Good
Shepherd was like coming home. The mission is what keeps me
going - with a community that stands up for each person's worth
and dignity. Not only doing good things, but being the presence
of God for the kids—and receiving the presence of God from them
too. It's amazing how mutual it gets."
feel drawn to people who are victims of abuse, especially women
and children. Kids need to be safe. We all need to be safe,
but some of these young lives are so scarred already. And some
of the moms are just kids themselves. I want to be part of a
ministry that brings healing and hope."
Mary Euphrasia, our foundress, said that what cannot be healed
by work needed to be healed by prayer. That's how I contribute
my best to the Good Shepherd mission. I pray for people - by
name when I can - especially those who feel most hopeless. I
don't always know the results, but that's ok." "The Good Shepherd
mission for me is relationships."