Our mission is the evangelisation of the “poor” (Lk 4:18). Therefore we, Spiritans, go especially:
- to peoples, groups and individuals who have not yet heard the message of the Gospel or who have scarcely heard it.
- to those whose needs are the greatest, and to the oppressed.
- We willingly accept tasks for which the Church has difficulty in finding workers.
The Spiritan option for the poor involves a solidarity which brings us to share in the world of the marginalized. “When we opt for the poor, we opt not for poverty as such, but for people who are unjustly poor.”
Our Spiritan Rule of Life (14) asks of us to make ourselves “the advocates, the supporters and defenders of the weak and the little ones against all who oppress them.”
Spiritans opt to be the advocates, the supporters and defenders of the weak and the little ones against all who oppress them.