( STATUTES Chap. 1 - Charism and Spirituality) 






1,6 THE HEART OF OUR CHARISM is to stimulate people in their attendance to the Sacramental life, or towards a more intense participation in it. To reach this objective, we dedicate ourselves assiduously both to biblical prayer, entered into more profoundly with contemplative silence (as retreated from the world as possible), as well as to the active life of an apostolate of evangelization.


1,7 OUR CHARISM IS EXECUTED, most of the time, especially by going out onto the streets in simplicity and poverty, at the imitation of Christ, who explained the meaning of the Scripture to the disciples of Emmaus along the street, leading them back to the Eucharistic banquet, where their eyes were opened as soon as He broke bread (cf. Luke 24:31-32; LG 48).



1,8 OUR PRIMARILY CONTEMPLATIVE SPIRITUALITY is founded firstly on the example of Jesus in the garden of olives, where He intensely prayed to the Father to fulfill the will of God (cf. Luke 22: 39-43), and secondly is referred to Mary, the sister of Martha, who, listening to Jesus, demonstrated the primacy of listening which was affirmed by Christ himself (cf. Luke 10: 41-42).

1,9 OUR SPIRITUALITY IS ALSO ITINERANTLY ACTIVE, looking to Jesus who goes from town to town (cf. Mt. 9:35; Mk. 6:6) and sends his disciples to preach the Gospel to every creature (cf. Mk. 16:15-20), going particularly for the streets with sobriety (cf. Mt. 10:7-10), simplicity (cf. Mt. 10:16) and competence (cf. 1 Cor. 13:11; 14:20).




1,12 Our charismatic motto, in synthesis, is the following: “Preach the Gospel as you go for the streets!”


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