Living what we wish to create... family!
LSA Family in Mission addresses the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of families living in poverty. Some are directly engaged by ministering in various programs at our urban mission sites. Being a member of LSA Family in Mission offers one a spirituality relevant in today's world and provides opportunities to connect with others who desire to transform our world.
This office coordinates the ongoing spiritual development of our extended family based upon the spirituality of the Little Sisters of the Assumption. If you are interested in belonging to a study group to deepen these themes, please contact Maryalice Spencer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The six core themes of our spirituality are:
THE COMMITMENT AMONG PEOPLE WHO ARE POOR
Persons who themselves have experienced poverty or who live in a simple way commit themselves among impoverished people. Persons are organised to develop projects that improve their living conditions. Some groups seek how to help those who have less.
THE INNER AND THE OUTER DIMENSION - SPIRITUALITY
Persons are committed in a personal transformation and in a transformation of society because they believe that another world is possible.
R.L.10:In this world where so many are searching, but where values and anxieties, good and evil, are intermingled, we contemplate the work of God. We listen to His Word and allow the Spirit of Jesus to modify and convert our outlook.
MUTUALITY IN RELATIONSHIPS
As at the beginning of the Congregation people, whatever their social status, positioned themselves in solidarity with, and among, those who are impoverished.
R.L.20:As we share in the aspirations, the values, the joys and sufferings of the poor, we learn with them to let ourselves be converted to the Gospel. We discover the Spirit of the Lord at work in an act of love, in forgiveness, and in service to others at the cost of one's tranquillity and sometimes of one's life.
CARING FOR ONE ANOTHER
Within this family people take care of one another; they are concerned to change their personal life and to help others improve theirs.
R.L.19:We search with others for ways to create an environment where each one is called by name, invited to be creative and gradually to take part in building up the world.
COMMITTED TO STRUGGLE AGAINST DIFFICULTIES
There is a spirit of perseverance, of hope and of zeal–despite the poverty and weakness there is a belief in the capacity to rise.
R.L.9: In the midst of these situations we are acutely aware of the evils afflicting exploited workers and the poor, and are particularly attentive to them and their families. We work among them to promote the health and dignity of persons, especially by the care of the sick, social and family work, and other tasks according to the spirit of the Congregation.
LIVE WHAT WE BELIEVE
People seek to live in the unity of Life-Faith. Their choices are marked by their desire to live according to what they desire for others. Sharing and going more deeply into the Word of God gives light and support for this journey.
R.L.9: Together we are sent to those who have neither voice nor influence in this world, so that our actions may 'speak Jesus Christ', Good News announced to the poor.