Typical of the Brothers of Charity
A Vision of the poor
This is how brother Stan expresses it:
A specific apostolate
For the brothers of charity the hearing impaired, mentally sick and mentally handicapped people are especially dear because their human dignity is directly threatened. It is impossible for them to lead a human life without a specialised care. Education is also important as it develops the pedagogy of the caritas so that gifted people are sensitised to alleviate the fate of their disadvantaged brothers.
An actual Vision of the Resurrection
Laboring to restore here and now what is broken or wounded in human beings, liberating what is oppressed, preserving what remains of life for the Day of Resurrection.
An apostolic spirituality
Apostolate is any activity aimed at the salvation of humanity and propagation of the Reign of Christ. The BOC sees the whole of his life not only his actions as apostolic. His life is organized around apostolic ministry and permeated with apostolic spirituality. All the dimensions of his life (prayer, action, community life, religious vows) contribute to his apostolate. In his prayers he implores God to heal the injuries of a disfigured world, he prays with the care of all those who live in dire circumstances but even more for those who are unable to pray.