Mission

The Church is “by her very nature, missionary, since, according to the plan of the Father “she has her origin in the mission of the Son and Holy Spirit” (Decree on the Church’s Missionary Activity, (Ad Gentes,n.2).DSC08318

The word mission, in the life and practice of the Church, is seen as a theological word, and has under gone, a remarkable evolution. In the New Testament, Jesus is the one who brings the Good News of the awaited eschatological times.

Jesus the first and greatest missionary: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me. He has anointed me to bring the good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free” (Luke. 4:18) Jesus took over this task as His own personal mission and fulfilled it on the cross. This mission He had entrusted to His disciples.

The missionary focus of Jesus was on bringing the Reign of God on earth (Kingdom of God). First of all He exercised his ministry through his presence that was challenging and inspiring. Primarily his ministry was that of animation. His secondary ministry was to teach, heal, and listen etc. to facilitate personal and social transformation.

As the Father has sent His Son to redeem the world, we too are sent into the world to bear witness to Jesus and to continue his mission. Our witness will be effective in the measure in which we are intimately rooted in Christ.

Ursuline Mission:

A religious congregation must be clear about 3 things- identity, mission and community life in order to be vibrant and12 attractive. Thus an Ursuline must be clear about what it means to be an Ursuline; what   the core of her mission is, and the essential expressions of Ursuline community life. If the mission is forgotten or unclear, we will lack drive and enthusiasm.

The apostolic zeal of our Foundress found its expression in her personal vocation in the Church as she herself says, “like many other times, I have perceived that I have to help many souls that they were women, and I seem to understand who these women are: all my spiritual sisters”. (Reflections on Charism P.51)

We the UMIs to fulfill this mission of Jesus take up various ministries such as : Education, Healing and Socio-Pastoral. It is in response to the aim of the Institute as envisioned by the Foundress, “Good of the neighbour, benefit of the city and to procure God’s glory.”

“Through our apostolic activities we participate in the evangelizing mission of the church which announces the kingdom of God to the whole world. We give ourselves totally to the kingdom in the spirit of the beatitudes.” (UMI Dir.65)

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Education

“True education aims at the formation of the human person with respect to his ultimate goal, and simultaneously with respect to the good of those Societies of which, as a man he is a member, and in whose responsibilities as an adult he will share “(Vat II, Declaration on Christian Education. No.1) Education is a …

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Health Care

The word Health means Wholeness or Soundness. The definition of Health made by the World Health Organization (WHO) is as follows.”Health is state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”This widely accepted definition brings out the following features:- Health is not merely a physical phenomenon It …

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Socio-pastural

“Our faith in Christ, who became poor, and was always close to the poor and the outcast, is the basis of our concern for the integral development of society’s most neglected members” (Pope Francis -The joy of the Gospel). It is the compassion of God as shown in the sufferings of the Poor, which motivates …

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