Our Foundress Johanna Maximiliana Amerlinck
Was FASHIONED BY the world of her time
She RESPONDED TO the world of her time
Her religious experience of the world around her gave her the sense of one being called to do something
Her call was demanding, even commanding her and that with a sense of urgency to reach out to the needy and oppressed as it was the time of the French Revolution.
Our Foundress’ God-experience and her openness to the Spirit, inspires the lives of the Sisters even today. Renewed by the General Chapters and being open to the signs of the times, Sisters always look for avenues to reach out to the poor through;
Sisters are enlightened by the services of Mother Amerlinck, our foundress. Her “Rule of life : Accept me, O Lord, and I shall live”
“ Remember always that somewhere, someone is waiting for you – a little child, a lonely individual, someone in despair or distress………………….will you be generous enough to share your time with such a one , will you be ready to listen to and take interest in such persons…………?”
Teenagers are helped to identify their emotions, deal with their anger, to be assertive when making decisions, to make necessary adjustments with better behavior, to make their lives more effective in solving problems.
Our Spiritual Roots: Our Foundress – Johanna Francisica Maximiliana Amerlinck
Was FASHIONED BY the world of her time….She RESPONDED TO the world of her time ..
Her religious experience of the world around her gave her the sense of One being called to do something… Her call was demanding for her, even commanding her and that with a sense of urgency to reach out to the needy and oppressed, as it was the time of the French Revolution.
Her openness to the Spirit inspires the lives of the Sisters even today. Renewed by the General Chapters and being open to the signs of the times, Sisters always look for avenues to reach out to the poor and needy, meaningfully, in their localities not as leaders but as animators who will support the poor to emerge as leaders from among the people.
Deaf Education: Ragama : St. Joseph’s School for the Deaf , Weralugama: St. Joseph’s Farmland for the Deaf, Kadawelagedera: St. Joseph’s Centre for the hearing Impaired children , Moratuwa: St. Joseph’s Sewing Center for the Deaf, Deaf past pupils association and parents association.
Pastoral Care: Teaching catechism, Sharing the Word of God, visiting the sick and prisoners, supporting teenagers and youth – YCS, Holy Childhood, Counseling, Associates,
Homes for Elders: Thimbirigasyaya -St. Martin’s Home for Elders, Pitipana – Elders’ Home
Children: St. Martin’s Crèche, Sadasarana Girls’ Home, Pre schools,
Education: Formal and non formal -teaching in Government and private Schools
Foreign Missions – with Migrants- Cyprus, Holy Land
Respond to Emergency situations: Cyclone, Tsunami, and War
Issues of Poor and marginalized: