The Congregation of the Sisters of St. John the Baptist has as its primary aim the praise of God and the sanctification of its members.
From this spirituality and mission flow three essential elements:
Prepare the way of the Lord
Inspired by its Founder, Saint Alfonso Maria Fusco, the Congregation lives centered on Jesus of Nazareth, with unlimited trust in Divine Providence; considers St. John the Baptist a privileged guide to Jesus.
Recognize Jesus of Nazareth
In this service, the whole Congregation is called to bear witness and reveal Jesus of Nazareth to the world in the light and hope of the coming of the Kingdom of God.
Decrease... so that He may increase
The Sisters, as members of the Church, open to the signs of the times, serve humanity with dedication through evangelization, education and human promotion of children and young people especially the poor, abandoned and at risk.
Congregation of the Sisters of St. John the Baptist
Evangelization and Education
in private and public schools, in homes for vulnerable children and daycare centers, in houses of prayer and spirituality centers;
in the parishes through pastoral liturgical services and the animation of prayer.
in homes for orphans, abandoned, abused, neglected, malnourished, physically challenged, hearing impaired children and street children, human development and training centers for women and children with special needs.
Promotion of human dignity
for people exposed to new forms of slavery. Emotional and sexual orientation and rehabilitation centers for youth. Promotion of prisoners and ex-prisoners with special attention to women and children.
in clinics and health centers, homes for the aged, for lonely and abandoned people, hospitals and leper (Hansen's disease) settlements.
The Renewed Charism
Living the spousal relationship with Jesus of Nazareth at the service of the little ones and the poor and, like the Baptist, preparing the way.
I have to work for the glory of God: I want to gather many abandoned boys and girls under the wings of divine protection
I wish that even my shadow could do good
All over the world...
I have to work for the glory of God: I want to gather many abandoned boys and girls under the wings of divine protection.
Saint Alfonso Maria Fusco
“The Institute is not my work. I am God’s worker, I didn’t want the work, He wanted it, He imposed it on me, He will take care of everything.” (St. Alfonso Maria Fusco)
The Congregation of the Sisters of St. John the Baptist was willed by God.Fundamentally based on the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience, as a religious family in the Church, its purpose is the praise of God and the sanctification of its members, through the Holy Spirit and apostolic activity, according to the specific purpose of the Institute.
God wants all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth (1 Tim 2:4). As part of the of this project, the Congregation lives its charism of “Preparing the way of the Lord”, realized in the Church by the Founder, Priest Alfonso Maria Fusco.Following his example, we draw inspiration from our model and protector, St. John the Baptist who presented, announced and presented Jesus to the world.