The Congregation of the Sisters of the Cross Chavanod is an Apostolic Religious institute which is international and of pontifical right. The Institute is present in sixteen countries and four continents.
Our Founders have placed us under the ‘Standard of the Cross’ (Father Mermier) “To make the good God known and loved” (Claudine Echernier)
We participate joyfully in the mystery of Jesus dead and risen, and we work together for the glory of God and the salvation of all, “each according to his freedom and his ability.”
Fortified by the Passion of Christ, we are called to reveal the merciful love of the Father and the liberating power of the Paschal Mystery, by our simple, joyous and evangelical life in different environments.
The Cross of Christ traces for us a way of growth,
to receive the fullness of God’s gift,
enabling us to help all people to open themselves
to the grace of the Passion of Christ,
a power always at work in the world ( R.O.L pg. 2 ).
Fr. Peter Marie Mermier
Mother Claudine Echernier