Our Charism

 Celebrating and honouring the charism of the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions (RNDM) & Euphrasie Barbier’s story, at St. Mary’s, Papakura we honour and uphold the values and charism of the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions (RNDM) & Euphrasie Barbier’s story.

Our Mission Charism is expressed through:

  • Contemplation – Prayer as awe and wonder.  God breaking forth in all that lives.

“Be always attentive to the whisperings of grace.”  Euphrasie Barbier

  • Communion – Building community and right relationships with all. 

  • Mission – Having a heart for the world especially the poor - women and children, youth, refugees, indigenous peoples and care of creation.                                                                                        

"May our God inspire prayer, holy zeal and a heart for the poor and marginalized.”