“What you contemplate in prayer, preach to the people”
The apostolate of the Clerics Regular Minor springs from his consecration to God and is characterized by the centrality of the paschal mystery realized in the Eucharist. The Word of God and the Eucharist are the two tables, which the Clerics Regular Minor must offer to humanity, hungry and thirsty for truth and life.
The Founders did not leave us a specific field for the apostolate.However, they stated that “there must be in our Order those who hear confessions, preach, teach and engage in other spiritual exercises for their own sanctification and that of their fellow man”.
They themselves and their followers were busy in various fields of pastoral ministry: from preaching to parochial service, from liturgical worship to missions, from teaching to spiritual assistance to the sick and those in jail, with particular attention to the poor and marginalized members of society. For these, their promotion and their spiritual needs, we must also show special preference. Those who fast in bread and water have an additional responsibility while giving their portion to the poor at the door, that is, to teach them our Christian faith.
For the greater glory of the Risen Lord, the Clerics Regular Minor work in the Church without a preference for any particular activity and respond to the needs of the people of God as circumstances dictates. However, they have to approach all types of apostolate in a specific way: everything must flow from the Eucharist and return to it.