In the spirit of St. Marguerite d’Youville, our foundress, the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart strive to be signs of God’s unconditional love as we collaborate to create a more just and compassionate world. – GNSH Mission Statement, June 2012
A current expression of our mission was the work of the Spirit at the 21st General Chapter of the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart in April, 2013.At that time we discerned a call to risk relational newness with God, each other, our Church and world. With trust in our Provident God and in the spirit of our foundress, St. Marguerite d’Youville, we commit ourselves to:
As Catholic women religious, Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart are dedicated to contemplating and incarnating the values of Jesus proclaimed in the Gospel. Following the path of compassion of Jesus and St. Marguerite d’Youville, Mother of Universal Charity we continue her mission:
To be signs of God’s constant and unconditional love for every person.
Our overriding concern is that the Gospel of Jesus be proclaimed to all we serve in His name, especially the poor and needy of our world. Modeling Jesus, we have a preferential love for the materially poor and demonstrate it in our lives and works by:
We are active women who care for others in need through:
Our ministries take us to Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.
We are one of six Grey Nun Congregations who claim St. Marguerite d’Youville as an inspiration and animating spirit.
We were founded in 1921 as an autonomous foundation, and
We are the only Congregation of Grey Nuns based in the United States.
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