We are found in various types of employment, living alone or with others throughout the United States, Australia, and Mexico. Each of us is unique and individual, yet bound to one another by a common vocation and love as Charitists. We are single, married, celibate, or in committed relationships; men and women from a variety of Christian denominations. We strive to follow the all-inclusive love of Christ, embracing all, regardless of gender, race, color, creed, age, national/ethnic origin, physical challenges, or sexual orientation. We celebrate our diversity, and support one another as we seek to serve God through the Works of Charity.  Our ties to one another are so clearly expressed in our chosen community hymn, “Will You Let Me be Your Servant,” also known as “The Servant Song,”  by Richard Gillard.

Each Companion, Associate, and House is unique; so too are those who seek to walk the path of religious life with us:  pioneers and self-starters who are excited to commit to this form of religious life, and thus best serve God and others. As an Order, we pledge to look for accommodations for inclusivity rather than impediments for exclusivity. We are convinced that religious life is changing, and that religious communities will be inclusive as never before, focusing on the foundations of their past: Prayer, Community, Spirituality, Ministry and Mission.

We believe that the flexibility of our Order enables a person to find the right mixture of support to live such a religious vocation, while continuing their witness to the Gospel in daily life and employment. We are convinced that the Order is a vital model of religious life for the future.

For the sake of the Kingdom