has to be stressed that they are not merely an organization or an institute, but rather, a religious family, as their founder loved to describe them. They are members of the same religious family, so that when one gets sick or has any other needs, she is received and taken care of, both physically and spiritually.
Their founder says: ''One who leaves the natural family in order to dedicate oneself to the Mission, has to find a replacement family''
This is the Criterion that requlates their common living, interpersonal relations, prayer life, their formation, everything.
Ther Teresina Sisters are consecrated: They are dedicated to theMission in a total way, without any additional commitments, besided the Mission.
They free themselves from any other relationships. They take three vows: peverty, Chastity and obidience, under the influence of the evangelical beatitudes. For them this is not a temporary commitment, but for life.
The Teresina Sisters are projected beyond the borders of their parish, diocese and country of orrigin. Their focus is towards the entire world, towards all peoples. They witness to the universality of the Church and of Christianity.
This ''Going beyond'' is expressed always, in whichever place the Missionary finds herself, because there is need to overcome not only the territorial boundaries but also the racial, cultural, sociological and religious ones, in the sense that we have to turn our attention also towards those who are already living close to us but are far from Christ and the Church
The Teresina Sisters have been inspired by St. Therese of Lisieux '' My vocation is love in the Church'' Just as St. Therese of Lisieux, whom they venerate with a title of Teresina, they too want to bring to the word the real love, that is Jesus and his Gospel. As a way of carrying out their Mission, they keep company to the marginalized and abandoned people, they love and comfort the suffering and the afflicted, they cure the sick, they perform human promotion at different levels, they defend human right through advocacy and love actions, and promotion of justice and peace.