We pledge ourselves to live simply and hold all material goods in common. We recognize created things as gifts of God and rejoice in them, use them gratefully and share them gladly. We also accept the lack of material goods and the sacrifices which our ministries impose.
Gospel poverty makes us more aware of the needs of our neighbor. We seek to understand and identify with the poor of the world and share generously and responsibly with them. We take as models the simplicity of Mary and the poverty and humility of our founders.
We consecrate ourselves to God and give witness to God's primacy in our lives. We choose celibacy for the sake of Christ, even as we recognize the value of marriage and motherhood. By this vow, we are called to be of service to others, a service marked by non-possessive love.
Consecrated chastity is a sign of deep faith. Like Mary, virgin and mother, we depend on the promises of God, secure in the conviction that the love of God will never fail us.
We live and work in a spirit of dialogue, discernment and shared decision-making. It is a commitment to place our personal gifts at the service of our mission. We work together in a spirit of collaboration.