We, as ‘women of the Gospel,’ are called to be ‘bridges of reconciliation and forgiveness’ and weavers of dialogue’ for unity among all cultures and peoples in our fragmented world.
Our spirituality is born of the legacy left to us by Comboni:
• The contemplation of the pierced Heart of Christ as we keep our eyes fixed on the crucified Jesus and make his sentiments our own; his unconditional gift to the Father, the universality of his love for the world and his involvement in the pain and the poverty of humanity (cf. RoL. 3)
• The love of the Cross which calls us to take on the sufferings of our people in Christ. In this we find the true meaning of the spirit of sacrifice which we understand as the willingness to lose everything for God and for the mission.
• Martyrdom: They will consider themselves blessed to be able to offer themselves to lose everything and to die for Him and with Him. (Writings 2722) This is our beatitude. It is the missionary mysticism drawn up by Comboni for us and we are called to live it with a singular passion: “When one really loves Christ, then deprivation, sufferings and martyrdom are sweet”. (Writings 2705)
Comboni points to Mary as the companion on our journey, the woman of the Hour, the woman who stands at the foot of the Cross.
Comboni identifies us as women of the Gospel who must not be afraid to dare.