"I give you a new commandment, that you love one another.
Just as I have loved you, you should also love one another.
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples,
if you have love for one another. "
John 13: 34-35
Our life in Community springs from our humble efforts to proclaim and witness to God's boundless love for all creation, for all humanity. With St. Francis of Assisi, we consider everyone and everything created by God as our sisters and brothers.
"In this life, they will give and find
the freedom and space, security and strength,
inspiration and support to follow Jesus Christ
as perfectly as possible,
after the example of the Blessed Virgin Mary and of St. Francis. "
SFIC Constitution: Spiritual Basis Ch 8, lines 3-7
In community, we inspire and support one another to be faithful to our religious commitment. For when we recognize Christ in each other, it is then that we can accept one another, learn how to forgive and bear with each other's weaknesses and constantly encourage one another to a life of evangelical conversion.
As we respect the uniqueness of each Sister and appreciate the international character of our Congregation, diversity and pluriformity become integral to community life. We strive to live harmoniously, a rainbow of personalities, races and cultures, bonded together by the same vision, thus enabling us to be faithful witnesses of God's unconditional love.