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Advocacy

Victory Noll Sisters are committed to standing in solidarity with those who who are living in oppression or who have been marginalized by society. In accordance with their mission statement, they strive to advocate for justice, especially for the poor, for immigrants, and for women.

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FOSTERING JUSTICE

 

Since their earliest days working in the American Southwest, OLVM Sisters have stood with underserved and underrepresented populations, including advocating for immigration reform and for the rights of minority groups. They have been vocal in calling for the end of the death penalty and against war in all its forms.

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STANDING WITH THE
POOR AND OPPRESSED

 

Working in the poorest sections of both urban and rural areas of the country, Victory Noll Sisters have created job-training programs and English as a Second Language(ESL) classes. They support agencies that work to help immigrants transition into their new country. Support for women includes organizations offering assistance to young mothers and for those dealing with addiction

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DEVELOPING LEADERS

 

Leadership development dates to the earliest days of the OLVM community. Sisters were missioned into areas underserved by the Church to give Catholic instruction. But they also trained members of the local population to take on the leadership roles. Sisters would then move on to the next community in need and repeat the process. That mission has continued throughout their history, taking on many forms. Victory Noll Sisters worked in remote areas as well as inner-city neighborhoods to create programs or situations to foster leadership from among the populace. They continue to support organizations that develop new generations of leaders.

SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER

 

Both individually and as a community, Victory Noll Sisters often use their voices to call out injustice and advocate for action from the country's leaders.

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CARING FOR THE EARTH

 

From the OLVM Land Ethic:

 

“Victory Noll Sisters, imbued with the love of God and of all God has created, revere the land and all it contains.  They know that from the smallest particle to the most complex of creatures all creation is a gift that God has entrusted to us to protect and nourish.They are in grateful awe of the magnificence, the complexity and the beauty of all creation.  We know that the entire and ever-growing universe is interrelated, and what we do affects all creation.  The privilege of being integral to this interconnected universe means that we have a serious responsibility to treat all creation with the utmost respect and care.”

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