Who We Are
CharismEvery religious order has its own “Charism” — a grace or talent granted to us by God. The Charism of the CDNK Sisters is:
“Simplicity and Readiness to do the will of God for his glory, and for the salvation of humanity.”The CDNK Sisters strive to respond their lives, they submit themselves to the will of God by living life simply and courageously witnessing Christ through our ministries. This Charism is nurtured by the encouraging words of the first formator, Sister Mary Felicitas Tirpitz CPS, whose Motto was:
“Do all things for the praise and glory of God and for the salvation of humanity.”Different Charisms of the Religious Orders are like channels of creativity of charity which is boundless; and enable countless means of bringing the newness of the Gospel to people of every culture, race, and time. The evangelical basis of consecrated life is to be sought in the special relationship which Jesus, in his earthly life, established with some of his disciples. He called them not only to welcome the Kingdom of God into their own lives and sanctify themselves. Jesus also wanted them to put their lives at service, leaving everything behind and closely imitating His own way of life; to totally surrender their lives for the kingdom of God. Emphasizing the treasure of the gift of various charisms of Religious Orders in the Church, Pope Francis says, “Our founders and foundresses shared in Jesus’ own compassion when he saw the crowds who were like sheep without a shepherd. Like Jesus, who compassionately spoke his gracious word, healed the sick, gave bread to the hungry and offered his own life in sacrifice, so our founders and foundresses sought in different ways to be at the service of all those to whom the Spirit sent them” (From the Vatican, 21 November 2014).We, the CDNK Sisters use our various talents to serve all peoples as the needs arise, responding to our charism – Simplicity and Readiness to do the will of God for his glory, and for the salvation of humanity.