Who are we?

“The Congregation of the Sisters of the Cross of Chavanod is an Apostolic Religious Institute which is international and of Pontifical Right.” (Rule Of Life 1) The Institute is present in fifteen countries on four continents.


Our Founders have placed us under “the Standard of the Cross” (Father Mermier)

“To make the good God known and loved” (Claudine Echernier) (ROL 1)


To participate in the mystery of Jesus, dead and risen, in His mission in the world for the salvation of all (ROL 1)


Fortified by the Passion of Christ, we are called “to reveal the merciful love of the Father and the liberating power of the Paschal Mystery” (ROL 4/4) by our simple, joyous and evangelical life in different environments.

The Cross of Christ traces for us a way of growth,
to receive the fullness of God’s gift,
enabling us to help all people to open themselves
to the grace of the Passion of Christ,
a power always at work in the world ( R.O.L pg. 2 ).

fr.peter Fr. Peter Marie Mermier
mother-claudine Mother Claudine Echernier