St. Thomas of Villanova Ministry Associates is the expression of the Diocesan Church the Order supports and protects. They are priests and laity who wish to engage in and support the ministry of the Order Church as a Diocese without the bonds of religious profession or Oblate promises. These men and women share in the mission of the Order Church, under the protection of the Prior General/Bishop to build community in charity and hospitality and bring the good news of peace and works of social justice to a world in need.
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“Each member is committed to building up the whole Body of Christ. We endeavor to minister, in charity and hospitality, to the mind, spirit, and body of all we serve.We strive to bring the love of God and to build community in every place in which we serve.
As an apostolic order, we endeavor to bring the Good News of inclusion to the marginalized, freedom to the oppressed, peace to victims of trauma, and justice and reconciliation to those in need.”
-Constitutions of the Order
“Love … is the sign of our renewal as we know from the Lord’s own words: “I give you a new commandment – love one another.”
Augustine: Sermon 350A, 21