The Missionaries of Africa pursue the prophetic mission following their founder, Cardinal Charles Martial Lavigerie, with a passion for the African world.
They follow, as disciples, the teaching and example of Jesus Christ to be bearers of faith, charity, hope and joy: ‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has consecrated me by the anointing, to bring the Good News to the poor. He sent me to announce to the captives deliverance and to the blind to return to sight, to set at liberty the oppressed, to proclaim a year of grace from the Lord. They are sent as apostles to make themselves “all to all” in the Church and in the world, In Africa and elsewhere.
- They live the evangelical charisms and the vision of their founder in the different places of their apostolate.
- They re-read the signs of the times,
- They are present and close to people through encounter and through interpersonal, intercultural and inter-religious dialogue, with particular attention to believers Muslims and believers of traditional African religion.
- They actively take care of the common home, the land, through their lifestyle and through dialogue and common action by promoting ecclesial, ecumenical collaboration And interreligious.
- They commit themselves in solidarity with the suffering, the poor, the disadvantaged And marginalized in favor of the integral development of the human person through actions for Justice, Peace and Reconciliation.
- They are signs of the Kingdom of God as witnesses of God through their lives Spiritual, community and intercultural; By their prophetic engagement in the world and by the announcement of the Good News of the coming of the Kingdom of God.