To be bearers of the love of Christ in the world – this is the gift of the Holy Spirit to the people of God, a gift concretely revealed and expressed through the lives and testimony of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini and the vowed members of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in collaboration with Cabrini Lay Missionaries (CLMs), Cabrini Companions and women and men collaborators in ministry.
Together, attracted by this charism, we share in a variety of ministries through which we strive to be faithful witnesses of Christ’s love in the world.
For Frances Cabrini the world was too small and no endeavor too large for her missionary zeal. She healed divisions between God and humanity, bound the world’s wounds and communicated to all people the certainty of God’s abiding mercy and love. As participants in this same charism in the Cabrinian Family, we – religious and laity alike – feel a responsibility to continue this reconciling presence in today’s world by a commitment to live the attitudes and desires of the heart of Jesus in our own lives.
At its core, this commitment implies nothing less than a desire to love as Jesus loved, with the total self-gift of our lives, seeking to reach those most vulnerable, neglected or marginalized. With God’s grace working in us as in Frances before us, this is our ideal: no work will be too difficult, no land too distant, no person too wounded for the love of the heart of Jesus and for all those invited to be bearers of the love of Christ in the world.