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 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, they accuse it instead of esteeming it!, and ... - as we all know - they also unjustly accuse 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, an Archbishop of Calabria said : “Jesus invites us to go two by two 'without bread, or haversack, or money…not wearing two tunics' (cf. 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 (cf. 1 Jn. 1:1).” (Diocese of Cosenza-Bisignano Official Acts)
For this reason, the need to make ourselves truly poor was immediately born for us (in addition to the fact that we are called to it, and that it is a matter of justice): so that those who are confused on this matter of the so-called rich Church - no longer able to point the finger at us, since we are extremely poor - finally stop and listen to the demonstrated truth (more or less the way we defend our Holy Mother Catholic Church), particularly the simple response to why Jesus was poor while now the Church is ( rightly ) Rich, given that it is written: "Many...were selling land or houses, and bringing the proceeds… to the feet of the Apostles, to be distributed to each person according to the need" (Acts 4:32 – 35), and also : "Majesty and beauty are before Him, strength and splendor are in his sanctuary" (Ps 95:6). So, in fact, very many, having 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 to the way towards the Blessed Eternal Life. Amen !
To those who have asked our initiator why he founded this new community rather than entering a similar one, given that there were already so many, he has answered more than once with the words of St. Francis of Assisi:
"Brothers, my brothers, God has called me to walk in the way of simplicity, and he has shown it to me. 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 the whole Gospel in simplicity, with my deeds and in the Truth ! ). Amen !