From the very beginning of the life of the Community, the members have chosen to completely entrust themselves to the providential love of God, as children who place all their trust in Him and experience His presence and faithfulness every day
Being a community which lives of Providence is for the missionaries, first of all, a commitment to dwell in total trust of the goodness of our Heavenly Father. It is the daily experience that God takes care of all His children and that His faithful love does not abandon them.
The experience of providence is, then, similar to undertaking a journey of trust which illuminates all aspects of life. It is to consciously learn and find in God the meaning of every event that impacts every creature’s existence. God provides for everything in his Children’s lives and they can count on Him for everything.
The experience of God’s providential love dissolves all fear of abandonment and loneliness. Providence is God himself: a living Person with whom we can relate, who sends us into the world to bear witness to His love.
Being a community, the members strive to respond to this love by committing themselves to a life of evangelical poverty and generous dedication to God’s Kingdom. He expects from us docility, freedom from schemes, sobriety in the use of goods, and openness to sacrifice and the donation of our life.
To live by Providence is ...
Recognizing the face of the Trinity in all the circumstances of life and following its traces. There is a benevolent gaze under which life unfolds, a smile which always accompanies our steps, an extended hand to keep us safe in the face of all kinds of adversities. A look, a face, a Word, sometimes to be deciphered, sometimes to await.
Welcoming other people, each brother and sister. Every person we meet is a gift of Providence. The brothers and sisters God places beside us remind us that our life is not enough in itself.
Welcoming everything. Not all events and people with which our lives are intertwined are related to pleasant memories or experiences. However, in every encounter or experience, even in the most painful ones, there is something good and useful to be welcomed. It is precisely in adversity, in circumstances that are humanly difficult to understand and accept, that we learn to trust God, to recognize that, despite everything, our life is in His hands and that, there, we are safe.
Openness to Gratitude. In everyday life we experience the goodness of the Father, the love He sows in our lives and in those we are sent to. Gratitude changes our gaze upon things and people, even on ourselves, making us experience the beauty of being loved and cherished children, not for our merits, but for a Love that surrounds and fills us.
Becoming Providence. As we are, with our way of life, we can be instruments of God’s Providence for others. Having experienced the Father’s providential love, we are eager to share it with every person we encounter and to transmit His message of hope to a humanity thirsting for trust, redemption, and authentic development.