We live out our Spiritan calling in community. Our congregation adopts life in community, in our Rule of Life, as our founding principle.
This principle helps, “to bring the apostolic life — for which Spiritan life is intended — to its perfection, to assure the continuance and the development of the works in which it engages and to foster the holiness of its members.
We cherish this as a privileged means of practising the evangelical counsels, in the service of the Good News. It is a living proof that a genuine fraternal unity in Christ is possible.
I appeal to you, make my joy complete by being of a single mind, one in love, one in heart and one in mind. Nothing is to be done out of jealousy or vanity; instead, out of humility of mind everyone should give preference to others, everyone pursuing not self-interests but those of others (Philippians 2:2-4).
The practice of community living may take diverse strands in response to differences both in the members themselves and in the work they are doing.
Every Spiritan is nonetheless entitled to live in a local Spiritan community. Community life entails ‘the acceptance and the observance of life in common under the leadership of a superior.’