We are a Society of Apostolic Life dedicated to the New Evangelization.
Christ, and the New Life He offers, is the primary and most profound factor of change and transformation in every person and his or her environment. This is our first and fundamental conviction.
“We model our life on Jesus and His public life. We seek conform ourselves to Him through imitating His itinerancy, His missionary zeal, and His merciful love, so that the very essence of His ministry may touch all those we encounter."
Life In Common
“The community of the Twelve, gathered in unity for the love of Christ, is the model of our common life.”
Life Of Prayer
“Jesus, in dialogue with the Father, is the Model of our prayer. He teaches us, as He taught the Apostles, to listen to the Father and respond to him. Through grace, we live our own prayer with a grace of participation in the prayer of Christ.
For this reason, we live in the continual and loving presence of God, offering our works to Him and utilizing for our own sanctification those same means which we propose for others.
To foster this, we live in a spirit of recollection and interior silence.”
“Our particular mission requires us to be trained and formative men, able to understand what is happening in people's lives and to provide a timely response to it.
The orientation of philosophical and theological studies will be given by the classical realist tradition, which both the Church Fathers and Scholasticism employed for the intellectual deepening of faith.”
“We fast on bread and water, according to the school of our Blessed Mother. This practice “attracts grace, and repairs and tempers the spirit” (Constitutions, 69). Prayer and fasting, when practiced with a spirit of humility, purify the heart and change the course of events. When a community prays and fasts with faith, things happen, as seen in Scripture: “While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit spoke.” (Acts 13:2)
Our Friends in Heaven
because he is the protector of new beginnings, the model of fatherhood, and the chaste guardian of the Virgin.
Saint John the Apostle
“Leaning back against Jesus, he asked him, ‘Lord, who is it?’ Jesus answered, ‘It is the one to whom I will give this piece of bread when I have dipped it in the dish.’” (John 13:25-26)
Saint John Henry Newman
for his work with university students as well as his love for the Truth and the Church. “We also take his writings as a guide and an inspiration, because he stood out for his intellectual penetration of the faith and for his capacity to enter into dialogue with the culture of his time.”(Constitutions, 119).
“In all our activity we seek to preserve a special connection between our sanctification and the sanctification of our brothers, as Jesus himself did, according to the word of the Gospel: ‘And I consecrate myself for them, so that they also may be consecrated in he truth.’ ” (John 17:19)