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