« It is each founder’s or foundress’ distinctive charism that is at the source of the specific identity of the different religious families » Rick van Lier o.p.
The members of the SNJM Congregation, the Associates, the consecrated lay persons share in Eulalie Durocher’s vision, intuitions and charism; and the Congregation is recognized by the Church for its unique gift to society.
Three characteristic features constitute the SNJM charism:
- A spirituality focused on the Names of Jesus and Mary
- A mission of education in two parts: education in the faith and a special concern for the poor and the disadvantaged
- A lifestyle suited to each specific commitment.
“I have come to cast fire on the earth
and how I wish it were already kindled”.