Other Local Action for Justice

The call to be people of justice and compassion, extending the reign of God to places and situations where it is most lacking, is core to our identity.

As we follow in the footsteps of Jesus we are aware of the many issues of justice that arise endlessly in our contemporary world . Brigidines today respond personally and as a Community in a variety of ways:

  • by our efforts to live simply and sustainably
  • by working as individuals and in partnership in justice initiatives
  • by supporting local justice initiatives
  • by continuing to raise our awareness of justice issues and educate others
  • by examining our purchasing practices to ensure they have a positive impact of the poorest and the most vulnerable in our world
  • by extending hospitality with sensitivity and an openness to learning from others



“Living the present with passion means becoming “experts in communion”, “witnesses and architects of the plan for unity which is the crowning point of human history in God’s design”. In a polarized society, where different cultures experience difficulty in living alongside one another, where the powerless encounter oppression, where inequality abounds, we are called to offer a concrete model of community which, by acknowledging the dignity of each person and sharing our respective gifts, makes it possible to live as brothers and sisters”. (Refer Pope Francis, “Apostolic Letter to All Consecrated People.”2014)