I felt like a little share about what I do today…
While many of you have likely never heard of Saint Mary Euphrasia, the folks that I work with hold her dear in our hearts. Her birth name was Rose Virginie Pelletier, and she founded what is now known as the Contemplatives of the Good Shepherd. The sisters were dedicated to reaching out and helping the women and girls “in greatest need” throughout the world.
The organization where I work was founded by the Sisters of the Good Shepherd in 1843 and continues to serve young women. Although we are no longer specifically run by the Sisters, they continue to remain involved and we continue to uphold the Good Shepherd values. Because their values are our values, they continue on through us.
The following quote, over 165 years old, continues to define what we do:
“We have the mission to welcome with open arms the most abandoned souls. There is no misery, no spiritual wound, however repulsive, that we should not try to cure with the help of grace.” St. Mary Euphrasia