From “Caritas Divina” to the love of men: a one-way “movement of love.”
The training to charity is constant attention of MEC pedagogy and is expressed in different direction and works: welcoming and teaching orphans and disadvantaged; helping the disabled, prisoners, and elders with charitable activities; charity collection and sale of second-hand items, and so on. We believe that we need to work faithfully in order to learn that true love coincides with the truth of each person, as a substance derived from the nature of God-Love.
Charity, culture and mission are reflected in particular in many and various works built around the reality of the Movement.
The idea of work offered by the MEC is that of a communal entity, made up of people, which was inspired by the charism and in the care of the needs and dramas of men.
The guiding principles will therefore be the respect and deeper anthropological truth and charity that Church designs for the world.
Among the works related to the MEC:
From the “interior castle” of the heart to the “exterior castle” of the world.
As for the entire Church, the missionary experience is an intrinsic dimension of the MEC called to “set in motion” in all areas of life, the original gift of the gospel and of charism. In particular, it is experience by those persons and families of the movement that have begun a mission in the strict sense. Mission means understanding who we are and what we must do in the Church and in the world, with the same breath of prayer, with the same mode of friendship, with the same time each day.
From the Gift to the Duty: Thinking about faith at the service of mankind.
The cultural activity takes place according to internal training, organized by Groups and Reference Centers, as well through public meetings and debates.
As a Christian today, it is important to be aware of current issues in our world, socially and politically. Artistic and musical activities are attended according to the Carmel feature of “beauty.”
The cultural work of MEC aims to fulfill the principle of faith “the whole person is saved in Christ” (Blessed John Paul II): if the Christian faith did not become culture, then it would not be thoroughly thought, welcomed, and experienced. “Those who search for God, they “make” real culture.” (Pope Benedict XVI)