“My most beloved Lord, how good you are! Blood of Christ shed for me! It is mine, do not deny it to me because it is mine! O priests, strive to offer Mass everyday, inebriate yourselves with this blood. O Paradise, O Paradise, Blessed are those who live in your house, O Lord.” -St. Francis Caracciolo
Jesus’ Paschal Mystery is at the heart of the charism of the Clerics Regular Minor. Our Founders wanted to leave before our eyes the image of Christ, triumphant over sin and death in order to encourage and lead us to a paschal life. Our lives should manifest both renunciation and joy.
In the spirit of Psalm 27, the Cleric Regular Minor desires to live in the presence of the Lord all the days of his life. In our tradition, living in the presence of the Lord is especially manifested in our devotion to the Eucharist. The Eucharist is for us the source and summit of sanctification and of the apostolate.
The Clerics Regular Minor strives to cultivate among the faithful communitarian Eucharistic Adoration, and all the other forms of Eucharistic piety, according to the directives and liturgical norms of the Church. Our life of prayer as religious men prepares us daily for our pastoral service to the Church, our work in the missions and our apostolate. After the example of Our Founders, the Clerics Regular Minor will ardently love, according to the spirit of the Church, the Blessed Virgin Mary. This love for the Holy Virgin is to be expressed by imitating her virtues, by celebrating her feasts with particular solemnity, and by practicing and spreading the devotion to the Holy Rosary.