Protecting God's Children

Province of Mary Mother of the Americas

Province Policies for Maintaining Ethical Standards with Minors


In the Rule of Life of the Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette, we read:

Our Congregation is called to be a sign and instrument of the work of Reconciliation accomplished by Christ and with which Mary, as she reminds us in her Apparition, is so closely associated. Drawing our inspiration from the message of Our Lady of La Salette, we dedicate ourselves to… the struggle against those evils which now compromise the salvific plan of God and the dignity of the human person. (No. 22-23)

The Vision Statement of the Province of Mary Mother of the Americas states:

We seek to mend relationships in need of healing.

One of the greatest evils of our day, and where relationships are most in need of healing, is the sexual abuse of minors and vulnerable adults. As a Province, we must respond effectively.

As Religious, we began to respond to this challenge years ago by joining with other members of CMSM and engaging in a lengthy program of education and training around the subject of sexual abuse of minors, titled “Instruments of Hope and Healing.” The attached policies (in PDF) are a result of that program and our own subsequent reflection.

Contact Information:

Very Rev. William V. Kaliyadan,  M.S., Provincial 

Rev. Rene Butler, Liaison To Provinicial for Victims Assistance.

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