Our Mission

“As the Father sent me, I also send you.” (Jn. 20:21)

“With the audacity of the Apostles, we commit our lives to the service of the Gospel, ready to risk all for the Lord.” (Const. 7)

In fidelity to the missionary inspiration of our Founder and to our charism for evangelization, we the Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles, wish to live a prophetic religious life in our world today, and in order to witness to the meaning and power of the Gospel, we consecrate ourselves to evangelization, particularly in Africa.

As Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles, consecrated for mission ‘ad gentes’, we participate directly in the mission of the Church by collaborating in the building of a new world in accordance with the plan of God. We are thus ‘seeds of unity, of hope and of salvation’ (L.G.9) especially among the poor.

With Mary as our model, we desire to be open to the Word of God, and in the attitude of availability which was hers, we work so that, through the action of the Spirit in us, others too may receive the Word of God.

We see the Church’s call for a New Evangelization as primary among the new Calls being heard today.  We wish to enter fully into this thrust for a New Evangelization, which will help to bring Gospel values alive in our country and wherever we are.

“May the whole of ministry be in a missionary key. We must come out of ourselves to all the existential peripheries and grow in audacity. The Holy Spirit draws us into the mystery of the living God and saves us from the threat of a Church, closed in on herself; the Spirit impels us to open the doors and go forth to proclaim and bear witness to the Good News of the Gospel, to communicate the joy of faith and the encounter with Christ. The Holy Spirit is the soul of ‘Mission’. Homily of Pope Francis: Pentecost, 2013

“You will be my witnesses ……. even to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)