First proclamation of the Gospel of Christ
The Xaverian Region of Sierra Leone is a portion of Saint Guido Maria Conforti's missionary family. Of this family it shares the identity, charism, characteristics and tasks.
The primary objective of our Region is the first proclamation of the Gospel of Christ: this is the gift that contains every other gift, the answer to the most profound aspirations and needs (cf. RMX 2) of the people of Sierra Leone.
To remain faithful to the priority ot the first announcement we assume two complementary aspects:
1. Incarnation into the life, the culture, the reality of the people of this country in order to make our message meaningful and convincing;
2. Readiness to move to other areas when the local christian community is established and has achieved a certain level of maturity (cf. RMX 74: 1-2).
Another essential task of our presence is to share with the local Church our missionary charism. The missionary animation of parishes, communities and groups is part of our normal ministry.
We go out to animate and search among Young people candidates who may wish to join our Xaverian family in its missionary task. We offer them specific training and formation up through the stages of first discernment, philosophy and novitiate.