In the spirit of Mary as members of Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters, we recently commit ourselves to Gospel non-violence. We strive to share Christ’s love with those who live in poverty and oppression in a personal, non-institutional way.
Victory Noll Sisters strive to . . .
be rooted and formed in the Word of God
mirror Mary’s simplicity and hospitality as women in ministry
nurture and strengthen our spirituality out of our call to be missionary
build community wherever we may be — with our own sisters and with the persons among whom we minister
be personal, non-institutional in our ministries.
One of the advantages of being a Victory Noll Sister is that we are a non-institutional community. Not bound to certain places by schools and hospitals, we’re free to move from place to place as needs arise.
This freedom of movement demands creative women adept at change and living with uncertainty. But it allows us to live among people who are powerless, sharing in their lives and struggles. Their faith and courage have a tremendous effect on our lives. They raise our awareness of injustice and results in our becoming involved in efforts to promote human rights and a better quality of life for all.
“Go to the poorest first. Always have preference for them.”
— Fr. John Joseph Sigstein, founder
OLVM Mission Statement
We, Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters, rooted in a Marian and missionary spirituality:
Proclaim the Word of God
Stand in solidarity with those living in poverty and oppression
Promote the development of leaders
A mission statement speaks to the very reason a group, an organization or even a person exists. Some would say that Jesus’ mission statement is: I have come that you might have life and have it more abundantly. What is this life, but the very life of Jesus which he shares with us. “I live in you and you live in me. We are one.” This is a profound truth that we can only gradually become aware of in our lives. It was for this, that Jesus was sent (missioned) into the world.
Later Jesus sends his followers forth on mission, saying “Love one another as I have loved you.”
And so as Christians, as followers and disciples of Jesus, as Victory Noll Sisters, we are commissioned and sent forth to proclaim and share God’s love.
What the sisters do in their ministries is an embodiment of the mission, whether they live at the motherhouse or in mission centers beyond Victory Noll. The values that are most core to who they are as Victory Noll missionaries, shape “how” they do their ministry, that is, through hospitality, justice, simplicity and adaptability.