St. Vincent Pallotti would remind his friends and followers that when good deeds are joined together, they have a more far-reaching effect. Caritas Christi, is a group of lay people and clergy within the Mother of God Province, who have joined together to work to promote the vision of St. Vincent Pallotti. This group is part of the Union of the Catholic Apostolate.
Caritas Christi - The Love of Christ Urges Us On - forms the basic inspiration of the Caritas Christi Community.
This inspiration is the same motivation that St. Vincent Pallotti (1795 - 1850) felt in his own life as he labored for the Church. He was best known as a preacher and confessor. During Parish Missions he touched many who had minimal contact with the Church and he became known as "the apostle of Rome."
Despite his numerous activities, Vincent Pallotti never lost sight of the untold needs of people. He frequently came with aid for the poor, comforted the sick and dying, visited prisons and opened homes for abandoned children. All of this was an enormous task, so Vincent invited the help of priests, religious and lay people to help him with Christ's mission.
It is this same inspiration and motivation that the members of the Caritas Christi Community wish to grow in.
With Mary, Queen of Apostles, as our model;
we seek to promote both the awareness and the mission
that all the baptized are sent as workers in the Lord's vineyard. St. Vincent Pallotti taught that.
We meet to support one another in the mission of Christ,
as the Lord has called on us individually and as the Holy Spirit prompts us to work as a group.