The Charism of the Sisters
The charism of the founder, Father Louis Florent Gillet, is the spirit of the Father in the Son through the Holy Spirit that animated the young Redemptorist missionary at Monroe, Michigan, in 1845. This charism is essentially, LOVE, a love that continues to manifest itself each day in the sisters' joyful service of God and his people. This charism is also creative HOPE, which puts all its trust in the loving providence of God. Finally, this charism is FIDELITY, which inspires the sisters' commitment to vocation in Christ and zeal for their mission in the Church.
Spirit of The IHM Congregation
The spirit of the Congregation is, in the tradition of Saint Alphonsus Liguori, the spirit of Jesus Christ, the Redeemer. This spirit impels the sisters to offer themselves in joyful oblation to God by their transformation in Christ and by their incorporation into his redeeming mission through the Church.
A spirituality which the Congregation calls Alphonsian, is one that exemplifies itself by simplicity of lifestyle, dedication to the abandoned poor, and a warmth and welcoming hospitality for all the people of God. The essence of Redemptorist spirituality is the stripping of self in order that the sisters can be transformed into the redeeming Christ (viva memoria).
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