For some years already, and in response to what was felt as one of the Signs of the Times, the Missionary Society began to take steps to SHARE CHARISM, SPIRITUALITY AND MISSION WITH LAY PEOPLE. Since then a journey is made.
We have to share the Charism and Spirituality with lay people, knowing that this implies both parties to accept the challenge of clearly witnessing the Religious or Lay identity of each one, because of two different vocations.
We understand that the mission is shared not because of participating in the same apostolic tasks, but when either one or the other puts in common the experience of mission we are called to live. That is where the characteristics of the Charism are revealed, perceived by each one with its own nuances, through the personal gifts received. It is important to share the Spirituality with which we live the mission.
We feel that sharing the Charism and Spirituality, requires communion of life and sentiments from different calls and options. The ways of this communion will be varied according to persons and circumstances: occasional or systematic meetings, personal accompaniment, or forming part of a community for a period of time. What is essential is that through the relationship there is a Real Communion between each lay person and the Missionary Society.