In the light of our diocesan mission,
striving to see as God sees,
Diocese of Winona
commits to mirror God to the world
Liberator of the oppressed
and Defender of the poor.
“God made them in God’s likeness.”
Hence, to grow in the divine image
is the fulfillment of our human purpose and longing.
Together, then, we labor
to serve all people and make conditions
of our Minnesota heartland
more fully Human:
by calling people to minister to each other,
by sharing our resources
with each individual and the total community,
by reaching out
to the disabled, the marginalized, the alienated, the stranger,
and by laboring for the justice
which the gospel of Christ demands.
we shall die and rise with Him.
For, in the end,
the greatest gift is Love.