THE REASON for OUR COMMUNITY...
The reason for this new community (as is written in our Constitutions V.V.), is that : << Today all the world or a great many people have the need to concretely see, in addition to those really poor in spirit, also those really materially poor in the Church, because, no longer understanding the gracious mystery of its glorious richness, instead of esteeming it, they accuse it!, and...they also accuse unjustly – as we all know – the Ministers that represent it; thus, many that listen to these things without understanding, instead of becoming closer to the Church, distance themselves from it! And precisely to avoid this, also an Archbishop of Calabria said : “ Jesus invites us to go two by two “without bread, nor haversack, nor money…Do not wear two tunics” (ref Lk 9,3) The poverty is the measure of Faith because it reveals how much we depend on God or on our own securities. It is this testimony of “springtime beauty” that the people need; to see, to hear and to touch with their hands what we have seen ( ref 1Jn 1,1 )” (Diocese of Cosenza-Bisignano Official Acts)
Therefore, precisely for this reason the urgency to make ourselves truly poor was immediately born for us(besides the fact that it is for our calling and for a factor of justice ), so that those who are very confused as to this matter of the so-called rich Church, no longer having the possibility of pointing the finger at us, given that we are extremely poor, stop, and finally “listen” to the demonstrated truth (more or less the way we defend our Holy Mother Catholic Church) and particularly hear the simple response as to why Jesus was poor while now the Church is ( rightly ) Rich, given that it is written: << Many.. selling land or house, and bringing the goods… to the feet of the Apostles, to be distributed to each person according to the need >> ( Act 4, 32 – 35 ), as also : << Majesty and beauty, are before Him, strength and splendor, in his sanctuary >> ( Ps 95,6 ) , and etc.. ; and so in fact very many, having also understood this, begin to take up again their esteem for their Mother Church and for her Ministers, thus returning to Holy Confession and to Holy Communion, and therefore concretely: on the way towards the Blessed Eternal Life. Amen !
Then, to the one who has asked our initiator for the reason he founded this new community rather than entering into a community that is similar, given that already there were so many - our initiator has answered more than once with the textual words of St. Francis of Assisi, and that is:
<< Brothers, my brothers, God has called me to walk in the way of simplicity, and to me he has shown it. Therefore I don't want you to name other rules to me, neither that of St. Augustine, nor that of St. Bernard or St. Benedict. The Lord has revealed to me that it is his Will that I be crazy in the world… >> - F.S. 1673 - ( in order to be able to live all the Gospel in simplicity with my deeds and in the Truth ! ). Amen !