Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matará
“We profess that God is the Lord and Father of all things, the beginning and end of everything; that His Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, was made flesh, died, and rose from the dead to save all men; and that the Holy Spirit is the Lord and giver of life. For the glory of the Holy Trinity, for a greater manifestation
of the Incarnate Word, and for the honor of the Church founded by Christ which “subsists in the Catholic Church which is governed by the successor of Peter and by the bishops in communion with him,” we want to give “testimony that the world can neither be transfigured nor offered to God without the spirit of the beatitudes.” We ask the Blessed Virgin Mary to grant us the grace to persevere in this purpose until death.
We want to live in a state that “constitutes a closer imitation and an abiding re-enactment in the Church of the way of life embraced by God’s Son when he came into the world…” by the practice of the evangelical counsels, thus contributing to the revelation of “the variegated nature and the multiple dynamism of the Incarnate Word of God.” ” (Constitutions 1-2)
Our objective is twofold.
First, we seek the glory of God and the salvation of our own souls, and those of our brethren. We do this especially by practicing those virtues that allow us to share more fully in Christ’s emptying of Himself.
Secondly, we specifically pledge all our strength to inculturate the Gospel, that is, to extend the Incarnation “to all men, in the whole man, and in all of the manifestations of man,” in accordance with the teachings of the Magisterium of the Church. In this respect, His Holiness Blessed John Paul II teaches: “The term ‘acculturation,’ or ‘inculturization’ may well be a neologism, but it expresses very well one of the elements of the great mystery of the Incarnation.” (Constitutions 4-5)