The Scalabrinians consecrate their lives to Jesus Christ and assume in the Church the evangelical and missionary service to migrants. With them they discover the love with which God loves them and the hope to which they are called.
The Church is like a mosaic of charisms. The charism represents a dynamic and historical reality, an event that is transmitted in time, while continuing to be realized today, in different and new ways.
Charisma is a personal gift, it transforms the person of the founder, it prepares them to a special vocation and mission in the Church, showing in history a particular experience of the mystery of Christ.
It’s collective-community, because it involves other people in carrying out the same divine project.
It’s ecclesial, because the founder and their disciples offer to the entire Church this original charism for its edification.
The whole Church is called to welcome the fruits of this particular charism and for this reason it supports and defends the nature of the different religious institutes.
The Congregation carries out its mission through the pastoral care for migrants, in its different forms. All forms of pastoral care aim to cooperate in the work begun by Christ, announcing the message of the Kingdom among migrants.
The field of action in vast: schools, hospitals, orphanages, prisons, centers for minors, asylums, houses of formation, parishes, dioceses, episcopal conferences, international organisms, civil organizations, centers for the promotion, listening and reception of migrants and refugees, study and documentation centers.
Through all its apostolic action, the Congregation aims to contribute for the formation of a more humane, fraternal and supportive society, founded on the principles of the Gospel and on the fundamental rights of the person.
Our mission requires apostolic itinerancy, migrant with migrants, being a presence where they live, work, celebrate and suffer, building with them the story of Salvation, an experience that makes us feel that Jesus continues to walk with us, as he once did with the disciples of Emmaus (cf Lk 24,13-35). This incarnation in reality makes it possible to inculturate the charism in the most different social, cultural and ecclesial contexts.
The love for the cause of the poorest and most needy migrants is manifested in the generosity of heart, in the welcoming, universal dynamism, which becomes visible in gestures of compassion solidarity. Our missionary action embraces all dimensions of the migrant person, who is looking for bread to satisfy their material needs, the Word to find the meaning of their existence and communities that satisfy their needs of love and belonging, in which no one feels foreign.
The participation in the scalabrinian charism assumes, in each member, the ability to see migration and, consequently, all human mobility, not just as a human phenomenon, but seen and interpreted in the light of faith. This reading makes transcend the limits of nation, race, culture, religion, being articulators and prophecy of communion between peoples, eliminating frontiers, so that every place becomes for the migrant, as Scalabrini said, the homeland that gives them the bread.