We are a missionary congregation. We seek to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ by the witness of our life and by our respect and desire to dialogue with men and women of every faith and none. We believe deeply that we meet Christ in everyone, but especially in the poor. We seek to build up the Kingdom of God by working for justice and respect for each person and by building up faith communities where our gifts and talents are at the service of the Gospel and the Church. This can, for example, see us working as pastors in shanty towns in the big cities of Brazil or in small village communities in Africa. We lead communities in prayer and in the celebration of the sacraments. We are teachers, health-care workers and community workers. We train men and women to be faith-leaders in their communities and parishes.