Through a vow of service to the poor, the sick, and the uneducated, we are passionately drawn to ministries where we see an unmet need. Since 1831, we have followed Catherine McAuley’s life and legacy by spreading a wide merciful net creatively responding to societal needs. 

Today, that commitment is focused in five “Critical Concerns”—Earth, Immigration, Nonviolence, Racism and Women—that we address through prayer; attention to personal, communal and institutional choices, such as ministry sponsorship and support; education; advocacy with legislators and other government leaders; and corporate engagement.