Proclamation

November 1, 2007 - November 1, 2008

Proclaim with us
a celebration of the 175th Anniversary
of the
Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
in the spirit of
Mary Frances Clarke, foundress.
"Leave the future to God, I have no fears
so long as you are working unitedly
but that God will aid us as in the past."
MFC, 9.17.1885

Unite with us
BVM community, families and partners of the past and present,
and all whom we have been blessed to serve.
Come with us with grateful hearts
to the God of Living Water
who has sustained us and enlivened us
in turbulent and calm times,
carrying us in the divine currents of hope.

Honor the past with us:
CROSSING THE WATERS
of the Atlantic Ocean
our early sisters placed their security in God's loving kindness
as the journey began.
CURRENTS OF HOPE
carried them to America
responding to a sacred call of education.
Working unitedly, they left the future to God.

Celebrate the present with us:
CROSSING THE WATERS
of this continent and beyond
the BVM journey expands, entrusting new ventures to God.
CURRENTS OF HOPE
deepen the values of justice and peace
as BVMs and Associates respond to the call of charity.
Working unitedly, we leave the future to God.

  Embrace the future with us:
CROSSING THE WATERS
of global concerns and needs
BVMs and Associates, with worldwide presence and partnership,
will listen to the cries of the oppressed and poor.
CURRENTS OF HOPE
will sustain their work for freedom in God's steadfast love
that brings health, education and well being
to earth and its people.
Working unitedly, we will leave the future to God.


     
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