As Sisters of St. Joseph of Baden, we commit ourselves, our energies and our resources to serving God and the ‘dear neighbor’ without distinction. As women called to a life of profound union with God and with each other, we seek to be conformed to Jesus Christ in his love for God, for all people and for all creation. Using the discernment mode and collaborative feminist and womanist models, we recognize that violence and the abuse of power fracture relationships, diminish human dignity, and destroy the earth. We commit ourselves to live non-violently, to work to transform structures that promote violence, to affirm the dignity of persons, to be attuned to how all of creation lives and moves and has its being in God.