The ideal that animates and energizes the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary is best expressed in the Founder's words:
“Our sole occupation and thought; God, and all God’s children. How to love Him and how to bring others to praise and love Him for all eternity.”
Bishop Joseph Shanahan was a man of intense Missionary zeal born of contemplation. His goal of evangelization was to enable people to become aware of the presence of Christ within themselves.
In speaking to the first volunteers to the Congregation in 1924, he said:
At the core of our reality as Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary is missioning – the readiness to be sent, to go beyond the boundaries of our own country and culture to find, nurture, and share the Good News with those in any kind of need, especially with the poor, oppressed and exploited through the ministries of healing, education, pastoral work and community development…. always searching for new ways in which to find and nurture the seed that is Christ in every culture …the living hope of liberation.
As women we are called to express the feminine way of being on mission in our world. As we go about our apostolates, we are touching God’s presence within us and within the heart of our world.
As Missionary daughters of Bishop Shanahan we try to be contemplative in our approach to life, seeing God in everyone and everything, with the eyes of love and compassion.