The international institute is governed through a series of provinces and regions throughout the world. According to Canon law (church law), what distinguishes a province from a region is the number of sisters living in a particular geographic region. Our MSC Constitutions, written by Mother Cabrini herself, provide for a governance structure in which the Institute is governed by a Superior General, assisted by a General Council.
Through the election of the Superior General at the General Chapter, the Church recognizes her authority over the provinces, regions, missions, communities, and individual sisters. – Constitutions 39
General Councilors are co-responsible with the Superior General for decisions concerning the life and progress of the Institute.
Responsibility of MSC leaders is to:
- Further the charism and mission
- Foster international communion and solidarity
- Provide for formation for religious and lay
- Oversee finances and the stewardship of resources within limits set by canon law, conferences of bishops and the MSC General Chapter
- Create new works in response to world needs