I’m still pondering a recent comment on a previous post about the degree to which we as women religious explicitly express our rootedness in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I thought I’d share with you our own Directional Statement, which we first adopted several Chapters ago, and have reaffirmed as still relevant for the way we desire to be in the world today.
As women called to a life of profound union with God and with each other, we seek to be conformed to Jesus Christ in his love for God, for all people and for all creation.
Using the discernment mode and collaborative feminist and womanist model, we recognize that violence and the abuse of power fracture relationships, diminish human dignity, and destroy our earth.
We commit ourselves to live non-violently, to work to transform structures that promote violence, to affirm the dignity of persons, to be attuned to how all of creation lives and moves and has its being in God.