Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd

We are an International congregation, with an apostolic or contemplative lifestyle. We express our charism together with mission partners in 72 countries.

Our Vision

We envision a new way of living that celebrates the connectedness of all God's creation, an inclusive world where the dignity and diversity of all life is honored and protected.

Our Mission

Energized by our evolving understanding of God's love, we build partnerships that promote the dignity and human rights of all, especially women and children. In solidarity, we work for the transformation of unjust systems, the flourishing of humanity and integrity of all creation.

The Heart of the Mission

You are one with Jesus …consequently you must have but one Heart…. He himself must be your spirit, your heart, your love, your life and your all.
Saint John Eudes

GS International Foundation

Together for Mission

GSIF 2018 Annual Report

Position papers

Documents and PowerPoint

Safeguarding Policy

Circle of blessings

Mission Partner's Corner

Mission Stories

We are connected

Upcoming events

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I am with you always

The Word of God:
“ God is… carrying you as a parent carries a child, all along the way, on the road to this place...” Deuteronomy 1: 29 – 31
Reflection
It is a beautiful image when we think about it; being carried by God! We can really appreciate it when we consider why we carry children. When a child can’t see, or wants to see more, we pick them up and show them the more. When they are in threat of danger or harm, we pick them up and protect them. When a child is weary or in pain on the journey, we pick them up and carry them along the way. And at times, we pick up our children and hold them close just for the sheer delight of loving them. God’s Word to you today is an opportunity for you to look back on your journey and recognize how God has been there with you all the while, carrying you as one who carries a child, close to their heart, bringing you to this place here and now. It is a chance to pause and acknowledge God’s faithful presence in your life.
Ritual
Take time to journal, write or draw about your journey, mapping on your journey the key points at which you were conscious of God carrying you along the way. Talk with God about those times and the reasons why you needed to be carried. Having taken time to remember your journey, allow yourself to be quiet and centred. Close your eyes and become aware of your breathing… Imagine God reaching out to you and holding you close… Let this image fill you… Savour the tenderness of God’s faithful love.
Remember
God is always with me on the journey.

Justice Peace

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