Sisters of the Holy Spirit: Purpose

When our Mother Foundress, Josephine Finatowicz, formed a community of religious sisters, she first and foremost envisioned a community solidly rooted in love, built on Christ and dedicated to the glory of God and the sanctification of its members. To her nothing mattered more than sincere commitment and service to the Church. As a community of sisters we strive to follow her example of sanctity, primarily her love of God, her abandonment to God’s will, and her desire to serve God’s people in the area of their greatest need.

We her spiritual daughters, therefore, are not restricted in our works to a specific apostolate, but we serve the church wherever the need is greatest. Our sisters serve in areas of education of the youth, nursing, health services to the aged and social work. As a community we are dependent on the direction of our Divine Patron the Holy Spirit, and he is the source of our love and activity. We commit ourselves to the careful listening as one body to his guidance. This listening animates our corporate and individual service to the church. As a community we are also bound to pray for Christian Unity and to work and sacrifice for suffering souls.

Each sister is bound by vow to the observance of the evangelical counsels of Chastity, Poverty and Obedience, living a community life of deep prayer and charity, hence we believe that the gift of our vocation is a special trust from God by which we are called to proclaim the Lord Jesus, fulfilling through the holiness of our personal lives and our service to the church his command to “go and make disciples of all nations” (Matt. 28:19)