The Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth in Holy Family Province adopted the following Value Statements in 2017 as part of the work of province planning. The Value Statements capture the essential elements of Nazareth spirituality in Gospel living and give expression to the sisters’ life and mission.
Faithful listening: a way to claim and celebrate our identity in life and ministry; a way to hear the voices (new and old) within our hearts and within our world as a call to growth and development; a way to let God’s Spirit overshadow us and our mission; a way to be open to taking risks for the sake of mission.
“Love” is the very heart of Nazareth, modeled on the relationship among Father, Son and Spirit in the Trinity and among Jesus, Mary and Joseph in the Holy Family. The selfless, life-giving love of an infinitely generous God compels us to form loving, compassionate and reverential relationships in our personal, communal and ministerial lives. Since the family is the first school of love, we are committed to the strengthening of family life in whatever ways we are able.
We are building God’s reign of love in our world, step by step, moment by moment, here, in this place. The people we encounter are the sons and daughters of God. We must know and believe that. The more we recognize that God is in the daily, the more compassionate and caring we become. We endeavor to act from a transformed consciousness.