The desire to do something great for God moved our Foundress to leave all behind and dedicate herself completely to God and to the spreading of the Gospel.
Grateful to the Lord for having called us to the sublime vocation of following Him in this religious family, we welcome the Claverian vocation as a special gift to be lived with joy and enthusiasm so that others may discover their vocation and respond to God’s call.
Constitutions, Art. 51.
Through the Gift of Self
Blessed Mary Theresa points to Jesus as the splendid example of complete dedication. Contemplating His total gift to humanity on the Cross and in the Eucharist, the sisters respond with the gift of self. The absolute gift of self along with the burning desire to share the Good News of Christ with those who do not know Him, is of greater value that the types of missionary service in which the sisters are engaged.
Giving one’s life in order that others might know Christ leads to true joy and gratitude, even if the Sisters never meet those for whom they have dedicated their lives. Blessed Mary Theresa considers working for those whom we don’t even know or will ever meet on earth as the ideal of Christian charity ( Conf.1918 ). However, she makes no secret of the fact, that as difficult as the work is, it is also very rewarding.