We are a Society of Apostolic Life dedicated to the New Evangelization. The Apostle John proclaims, “What we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked up, what we have touched with our hands regarding the Word of Life, that is what we announce to you” (1 Jn 1:1). We, too, can bear witness, through these years of missionary work in diverse contexts, that in Christ every person is offered a new and abundant Life (Jn 10:10). In him, we have access to a new situation, which transforms our relationship with God, with ourselves, with others, and with the world. Christ, and the new Life he offers, is the first and most profound factor of transformation of the person and his environment. This is our foundational certainty.
It is clear that the great majority of the baptized, for diverse reasons, have not found a deep personal relevance in Christianity. For that reason, we announce the Gospel to those who, even among the baptized, have heard about Jesus, but have never truly known him by faith and the power of the Holy Spirit.
We develop programs of evangelization that give people access to the experience described in the Gospel of John: “Come and see” (Jn 1:46). By means of these we aim our missionary efforts at those who do not actively practice the faith.
Our work focuses on two specific populations:
- Highschool and university students, as well as professionals, to form people of influence capable of transforming reality according to the values of the Kingdom;
- The marginalized, so that the Good News might be announced to the poor, raising up leaders among them capable of animating their communities and being leaven in their environments.
Our life combines an intense life of prayer, in which we seek to have within us “the same attitude that was in Christ Jesus” (Phil 2:5) in whom we are sons of the Father; a significant time dedicated to study, necessary for announcing the Gospel to today’s culture; a way of life inspired in the first community of disciples and friends of Christ (Jn 15:15), reflected in a simple and joyful life in common; and in an apostolic style, inspired in the public life of Jesus. We especially seek to incarnate his itinerant lifestyle, his missionary zeal, and his merciful love.