March 8th – International Women’s Day
Today, as we celebrate International Women’s Day, we are exactly 2,800 consecrated women, serving God’s people as missionary sisters servants of the Holy Spirit.
We are few in number, especially when you consider the challenges women face around the world. But as women, faithful to our vocation and the wish of our founder St. Arnold Janssen, we can say with joy that we stand in solidarity with other women. We make our contribution so that all women can be respected and treated with dignity.
We are like small grains of yeast distributed in 426 communities on five continents. Inspired by the Word of God, we seek to transform the reality around us. Together with many other women, we are at the service of life in the most varied situations and mission places.
We are with women on the outskirts of the cities, but also in the universities. We take care of the health of the sick and promote healthy living so that people do not get sick. We promote the education of children and youth so that they have a future full of hope. To us, announcing the Good News means working for peace, defending human rights, protecting nature, and being on the side of the poorest and most excluded.
On this International Women’s Day we want to join all other women who, like us, dream of a world in which peace, equal dignity and being people with rights, are declared not only verbally, but above all in coexistence and in the daily actions of our lives.