Charism

What is a charism?

“Charism,” from the Greek “charisma,” is the word religious communities use to describe their distinctive power or gift given to them by the Holy Spirit for the good of the Church. It is what they uniquely offer the Church in spirit, mission, and presence.

What is the Adorers’ charism?

Adorers of the Blood of Christ, also known as ASC sisters, believe in the reconciling love of Jesus Christ. As his blood is for us an image of God’s commitment to the redemption of humankind, so the ASC congregation itself must become an image of that divine charity for the world.

Every ASC is an “adorer-apostle,” focusing on the “dear neighbor,” as our founder, St. Maria De Mattias, would say, and placing ourselves as a presence of compassion wherever the need is great.

We strive to bridge the gap between contemplating the mysteries of faith and dedicating ourselves to action in the modern world.
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We pray and work to transform the world into what our founder called “that beautiful order of things which the great Son of God came to establish in His blood.”
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Adorers’ Mission Statement

The United States Adorers of the Blood of Christ, rooted in the Gospel of Jesus, are ecclesial women, living in community, witnessing God’s love in Mission to empower others, foster oneness, celebrate life, form right relationships, and walk as compassionate companions.
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Adorers’ Assembly Statement

“Out of an awareness of our own brokenness and the wounds of the world we Adorers choose life for ourselves and others by being a compassionate presence wherever need touches our heart.” – U.S. Region Assembly
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