‘The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free’

Luke 4:18


‘Let the Lord your God be your hope. Hope for nothing else from the Lord, but let the Lord your God himself be your hope’

St Augustine – On the Psalms


‘Faith in the Risen Lord and hope in our own resurrection will enable us to be a joyful people’

Constitutions 16


‘We know that we are sent forth to witness and to speak words of hope’

General Chapter VII (1993)


We are challenged ‘to stand in the world close to people where they are in a ‘passover’ situation so we can open up the meaning of life… with those who have given up all hope travelling with those who imagine themselves at a dead end’

General Chapter V 1987


‘We contribute to the resurrection if we choose life, if we promote life in every situation, helping others to discover God as the deepest meaning of life’

General Chapter VI 1990


‘We share the same prophetic task of pointing the way to new life, and weaving threads of hope and solidarity’

General Chapter X Declaration (2011)


‘May we who share Christ’s body live his risen life; we who drink his cup, bring life to others’

D.O’Murchu – Catching up with Jesus