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SSVM Missions in the World - Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matará

SSVM Missions in the World - Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matará

Our charism is the grace to know how to work concretely in order to prolong Christ in families, in education, in mass media, in intellectuals and in all other legitimate manifestations of the life of man.  It is the gift to make each man “like a new Incarnation of the Word,” be being essentially missionary and Marian[1].

The objective that we intend is twofold. First, it is to seek the glory of God and the salvation of souls – our own and our brethren’s – especially by practicing the virtues that make us participate more fully in the humbling of Christ himself[2].

Specifically, we commit all our strength to inculturate the Gospel, that is to say, to extend the Incarnation “to all men, in the whole man, and in all of the manifestations of man,” in accordance with the teachings of the Magisterium of the Church.  In this respect, His Holiness John Paul II teaches: “The term ‘acculturation’ or ‘inculturization,’ may well be a neologism, but it expresses very well one of the elements of the great mystery of the Incarnation[3].”

 


[1]SSVM Constitutions, 31

[2]SSVM Constitutions, 4

[3]Juan Pablo II, Apostolic Exhortation Catechesi Tradendae, 53