The love of Christ impels us
to solidarity with the poor and the oppressed,
to have an open heart to their needs through useful projects,
to empower and bring hope to them,
and to awaken a sense for justice
and communal responsibility in our shared environments.
That in all things God may be Glorified.
|Those disadvantaged in life, those exploited by an unjust world order, victims of globalization and those driven to the edge of their existence? in short, the POOR?are the target groups for the social centers we run in especially affected countries. "Option for the poor" has been an ever-recurring theme in our general chapters for many years. What else can we do? Where can we engage more? How can we live more simply? These were the questions we asked ourselves. Concrete responses were given in the priories, addressing the most urgent needs in the respective areas. Thus were developed various social institutions such as: homes for street children, soup kitchens, immigrant centers, education seminars for farmers and agricultural workers, alternative schools for adults and the poor, trade courses for women and youth, help for the elderly and much more.|