REVERENCE FOR EACH PERSON that manifests itself as respect may be considered the core value that is at the center of all of the core values. When the sacredness of life, each life, is reverenced all other core values will be non-negotiable. When we hold EACH person, each life, as sacred we MUST respect that life, that mind, that heart, that soul, and that body. We can do no less. We cannot be selective about reverence for each person; we MUST extend the same respect to all – each person we serve, each person with whom we work, each person we encounter at Camilla Hall and beyond.
The following core values flow from our
REVERENCE FOR EACH PERSON:
We believe that God dwells in every person – every sister, every staff member, every family member, every volunteer and every visitor to Camilla Hall. We believe that each encounter with another person in an encounter with God – an encounter with God’s sacred handiwork.
We believe that we are responsible for the world and its limited goods and resources and that we are called to use responsibly our God-given gifts in the daily discipline of actively caring for others.
We believe that we are called to a high standard of principles consistent with our mission, to a straightforward attitude and to faithfulness in imaging our best self to others.
We believe that our mission is to “imitate” and continue the compassion of “Jesus, the Divine Healer”.
We believe that Hospitality is an essential component of the mission of Camilla Hall. We believe that each Sister, Staff Member and Volunteer is personally responsible to receive all guests with a warm and welcoming spirit and to extend to one another a spirit of love and acceptance that puts persons first, ahead of other concerns.