Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry

About BSVM

Our History

The Sisters of Bon Secours established Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry in 1999 to create a way for lay persons to share in their healing ministry. For the past eighteen years, the program has supported individuals throughout a year of full-time service, primarily within an urban neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland. We will soon be expanding to Richmond, VA.

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Live Compassionately.  Offer Healing.  Share in Liberation.

A year as a Bon Secours Volunteer centers on the Sisters’ charism of compassion, healing, and liberation. In order to live this charism, Bon Secours volunteers commit to: learn from their service, develop an intentional community, grow spiritually, live simply, and to practice God’s justice. Throughout this year, volunteers discover that by sharing the charism of compassion, healing, and liberation with others they, in turn, receive the charism from those they serve.

Our Mission

Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry, sponsored by the Sisters of Bon Secours, provides the opportunity for women and men to participate in the Sisters’ commitment to justice in radical solidarity with the poor, the suffering, and those most in need. By sharing the Bon Secours charism of compassion, healing, and liberation, the ministry nurtures and sustains individuals in their personal and communal journeys towards transformation through service with others.

We are called by God and sent by the Church to reproduce in ourselves:
Christ healing... Christ consoling... Christ always aware of the needs of others.