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The Mount’s Commitment to Justice

What does God ask of us?

Do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8

Our commitment is rooted in Catholic Social Teaching based on Gospel values that inspire our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.

Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet minister in a way that

  • heals and reconciles
  • serves all persons without distinction
  • makes known through their lives the Gospel they proclaim
  • enables others to assume a more active responsibility for continuing the mission of Jesus
  • recognizes and defends the human dignity of all persons
  • promotes justice with a particular concern for the poor

Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet, Constitution, #20

Scripture: Focus on Relationship of Human Beings with the World

  • Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning …
  • Genesis 1:31 “God saw that it was good.”
  • Micah 6:8 “And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
  • Matthew 5: “Blessed are the poor…”
  • Matthew 25: “…as you did it to one of the least of my brothers [and sisters], you did it to Me.”

7 Themes of Catholic Social Teaching

  • Life and Dignity of the Human Person
  • Solidarity
  • Care for God’s Creation
  • Call to Family, Community and Participation
  • Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Dignity of Work and Rights of Workers

Learn more by visiting the CST 101 page on the Catholic Relief Services website here, where you will find short videos and handouts.

Campus Ministry Mission

Campus Ministry seeks the unity of neighbor with neighbor and neighbor with God and works for this by:

  • supporting and strengthening the Catholicity of the entire university, in the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph.
  • promoting and enhancing the spiritual development of faculty, staff, students and alumnae of every religious tradition.
  • fostering Gospel-inspired, educated, thoughtful, and committed participation in communities of both Church and society.

The Unstoppable Mount Community is Working for Justice Around the World by

  • engagement in the political process
  • moving forward in anti-racist policies and practices
  • using fair trade products
  • promoting global awareness and understanding
  • connecting with the “dear neighbor” near and far
  • installing solar panels
  • using ecofriendly bottles, offering sustainable materials, and recycling
  • educating the community through classes, workshops and resources
  • traveling on clean air shuttles
  • collecting donations for those in need
  • and much more ... with more to come!
Rooted in the charism and heritage of our CSJs, we are called to educate our students to become leaders who embody and foster a spirit to serve others and promote positive change in the world. As such, our mission, values and vision statements will continue to reflect our profound commitment to excellence through our foundational principles of
social justice, diversity and inclusivity….

MSMU Strategic Plan, 2021-2026