We were formed by God's grace and empowered by the Holy Spirit as a community of disciples:
- united in faith
- with a common way of life and mission,
- committed to love and support one another as brothers and sisters in the Lord
- called to proclaim His Gospel to the world.
We have responded to God's invitation by personal conversion and dedication to righteousness, growth in holiness, and service as disciples of Jesus Christ.
We seek to make ourselves available to the Lord for the transformation of this world so that it increasingly reflects his glory.
In our world, often dominated by a secularized culture which encourages and promotes models of life without God, the faith of many is sorely tested, and is frequently stifled and dies. Thus we see an urgent need for powerful proclamation and solid, in-depth Christian formation. There is so much need today for mature Christian personalities, conscious of their baptismal identity, of their vocation and mission in the Church and in the world! There is great need for living Christian communities! And here are the movements and the new ecclesial communities: they are the response, given by the Holy Spirit, to this critical challenge at the end of the millennium. You are this providential response.