Our fraternal life is the result of that choice that Jesus made in choosing for himself a community in which he could live the joys and anguish of the proclamation of the Kingdom (cf. Mk 3, 13-14). Christ shares his life in order to share his mission.


The community of disciples where everybody lived together and had everything in common (Acts 2, 42-47), is for us the perfect example to follow. The Magna Carta, which must be insistently sought and which is the heart of the Gospel, is that of Love: "I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so also ye ought to love one another. " (Jn 13, 34).


Only the intense and true experience of this commandment will be able to make our consecration and our apostolate credible: "By this, all will know that you are my disciples: if you love one another" (Jn 13,35).


We know that the holiness of a community is the fruit of the holiness of its members. However, we are also convinced that holiness is a project that we build together. It is wonderful to find a saint in our midst, but it is even more wonderful to find a community of saints.


Finally, the community is the place where we become brothers of one another, brothers with outsiders and in particular brothers with the poor.


© 2018 by Sister Mariana