The source and heart of our lives is, as it was for Nano Nagle, communion with God in Christ.
This communion is deepened by our contemplation of scripture and through the sacraments.
We value silence, stillness and solitude as ways of nurturing our relationship with God. C13*
Our Way of Life expresses our yearning for union with the Living God,
present in mystery
in the unfolding of creation,
in its magnificence, beauty, and wonder,
in its darkness, pain, and woundedness.
We are called to awaken to the Spirit of God
present and active in all that exists;
to participate in the universal mission of Jesus Christ. C3
The compassionate Heart of Jesus is a significant symbol for us and conveys our call to live in mutual love and unity; to listen together with compassionate hearts to the Spirit of God in the cry of the Earth and of people made poor; to stand with people in their struggles; to speak and act for justice and healing in our world. C10
Our faith is deepened by being shared with one another and the people with whom we live and minister. Our prayer gives us vitality for mission, moving us beyond ourselves in solidarity with the whole community of life, strengthening and enriching us as we witness to God’s love and compassion. C13
* C denotes Our Way of Life – Constitutions of the Union of Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary