To be an apostle is to give ourselves for souls, to be in the service of our brothers and sisters in any milieu. When we give ourselves completely, what remains for us? There remains the spiritual advantage of sanctification, for if an apostolic work is crowned with success, God is its author since He is the one who acts through His grace. If our apostolate is criticized or scorned, this will give more worth to our action, which will then take on an eternal value in proportion to the love we have put into accomplishing it, without personal gratification.
The apostle must renew his offering, give everything, so that God may complete in him what is lacking to Christs Passion for His Body which is the Church (Marie-Paule, Le Royaume, no. 63, July 1988).
The universal charism of the Community is emphasized by the fact that the Community is comprised of several branches, allowing it to respond to the various types of vocations as well as to the various needs of the Church.
The Sons and Daughters of Mary then devote themselves to charitable works for the benefit of souls, young people and elderly people in particular, by teaching, by working as hospital chaplains or in convents for nuns, without forgetting the less fortunate members of society: the poor, the handicapped, those in prison, etc. They also provide personal services to bishops, at the latters request, accomplishing household tasks or secretarial duties.
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