The Apostles of Divine Charity (ADC) or The Charitan Missionaries is a Non-Profit Roman Catholic Religious Organization founded exclusively to help the poor and serve their needs. Anyone who wishes to participate in this so divinely motivated mission or join the Charitan Missionaries must, as a matter of fact, inculcate an ardent and a burning desire for working with the poor and the underprivileged people of God. He has to see following Jesus Christ from the perspective of service, not acquisition of honor and/or wealth. He must wish to devote the rest of his life time, and sacrifice all his material and spiritual possessions exclusively to the service of the neglected poor and the less-privileged members of the society.
Therefore, the mission of the Apostles of Divine Charity is centered in its special concern for the poor and the less-privileged, especially those who are given less or zero attention in their immediate communities. Our mission is to help this class of people reinstate their sense of value, and help them become more cognizant of their relevance to the human society, to themselves, their families, and to God. Our intention is to offer counseling to them, understand their needs, provide education to them, and discern fitting ways of helping them become better persons, for the sake of God’s Kingdom. Making visible and practical the Mercy and the Love of God through the Works of charity and by the means of the Corporal Works of Mercy is the major ingredient of our mission. Our utmost and ever-burning desire is to be the mouthpiece of God and "another Christ" to the poor and the less-privileged.
Christ, on different occasions, in the scripture, identifies ceaselessly with the poor and the neglected ones. For instance, in Matthew 14:13-21, 15:32-38; Mark 6:32-44; Luke 9:10-17, John 6:1-13, and some other similar passages in the scripture, Jesus’ compassionate concern for the hungry is astoundingly spelled out. These texts unanimously highlight how Our Lord Jesus Christ, moved with compassion and mercy, attends to the needs of the hungry. Pursuant to Jesus’ compassionate attitude towards the hungry, the Apostles of Divine Charity tends to pay uninterrupted attention to the concerns of everyone that falls under this category. We want to be “another Christ” to them; we want to be their mouthpiece, the ear and the eye through which they can hear and see God’s love in action. While we try to accomplish this mission, we will ensure that they obtain sound moral and academic or vocational training that will help them become the persons that God originally intended them to be. The Word of God and the rich Sacraments and Tradition of the Holy Roman Catholic Church are the very summit of our society.
Careful observation can tell that there are so many people who are given less or no attention in their immediate communities usually due to their poor socio-economic status. Almost no one wishes to associate with the poor. Majority desires to be seen around the elites. These less-privileged ones are regarded as strangers in their own native land. A good number of them decide to engage in some criminal or illegal acts simply because almost no one is paying attention to their concerns. They are friendless and feel unrecognized and rejected by the people around them. Our primary concern, therefore, is to guide the poor, especially such ones as the orphans, the widows and the indigent children, on their path to life success.
To be able to accomplish this mission, our missionaries are intended to be rich in virtue and morals. Additionally, they are also trained and prepared to be well vested in academics and Christian spirituality. Above all, our formation is geared towards inculcating, with a great zeal and enthusiasm, the spirit of humility and selfless service to the people of God, especially the neglected poor. Amidst our rich values, we choose to be poor in order to enrich the poor and the less-privileged. Our life is characterized by simplicity, selflessness, humility, and love for others. In one sentence, we are completely selfless servants of God’s people. In other words, we are unreservedly servants of the needy, and we do not have boundaries in the services we offer them.
The Apostles of Divine Charity is founded exclusively to help the poor and serve their needs. Anyone who wishes to participate in this so divinely motivated mission or become a member of the Charitan Missionaries must, as a matter of fact, inculcate an ardent and a burning desire for working with the poor and the underprivileged people of God. He has to see following Jesus Christ from the perspective of service, not acquisition of honor and/or wealth. He must wish to devote the rest of his life time, and sacrifice all his material and spiritual possessions exclusively to the service of the neglected poor and the less-privileged members of the society.Donate To Support