A Community in Mission
In communities inspired by faith,
we seek to live like the first community of Jerusalem,
having but one heart and one soul.
Thus we hope to bear witness
to the presence of Christ
and to show that still today the gospel
can be lived in all the force of its letter and spirit.
We find inspiration in Mary's words
to the servants at Cana: "Do whatever He tells you."
We remain open as a Society
to all means of evangelization
and we dedicate ourselves
to the apostolic activities
to which Providence calls us,
according to the needs of time and place.
Like the Word Incarnate,
we strive to be at one with the people of our time
and to share their joy and hope, their grief and anguish.
However, we remember the Lord's warning
to remain vigilant so that the norms,
customs, and habits of the world
will not tarnish or weaken the power of his word.
This concern to be faithful witnesses
is particularly needful for a community
which wishes to bring to the world the liberation of Jesus Christ.
The more attentive our watchfulness, the greater our apostolic boldness.