The Community Merciful Gaze has three families: Life, Alliance and Friends.
MEMBERS OF LIFE
The path leading to consecration to the Comunity permeates includes the postulancy, the novitiate, the juniorate and the solemn promises. The members of the Community of Life live intensely a fraternal life anchored in the two dimensions of the charisma: the interior dimension being changing judgement to love, being the reflection of the kindness and mercy of Jesus Christ and Mary; The external dimension – taking care and defending the priests and the families.
A member of life is immersed in the experience of celibacy and consacrates entirely to his promises of poverty, chastity and obedience.
MEMBERS OF ALLIANCE
They are formed by lay people, consacrated people or clerics who identify themselves more deeply with Jesus, serving him, according to the charism of the Community in their family life. They are called to be examples of holiness in their families.
The Community regions are divided and organized in Provinces according to geographical and pastoral issues. These Provinces emcompass several Mission Locations. They are shepered by Mission Leaders , who direct and help the other Alliance members in the Works of Mercy. They also promote events and welcome warmly people that would like to have deeper experience in the Community Merciful Gaze, or become friends of the Community.
Currently the mission locations in Brazil are:
. PROVINCE SANTOS LUIS E ZÉLIA MARTIN – SUDESTE I /RJ
Zona Sul / Locality São João Paulo II
Zona Sul / Locality Santa Teresinha
Zona Oeste Barra / Locality São Rafael Arcanjo
Zona Oeste – Recreio / Locality Santa Teresinha do Menino Jesus
Zona Oeste – Jacarepaguá / Locality São João Paulo II
Zona Oeste – Marechal Hermes – Locality São Miguel Arcanjo
Niterói / Locality São Miguel Arcanjo
Nova Friburgo/ Locality Santa Teresinha do Menino Jesus
Zona Norte/ Locality Santa Gemma
Zona Norte/ Locality Santa Teresinha
Resende/ Locality São Francisco de Assis
Paraty / Locality São Francisco de Assis
Lídice / Locality São Francisco de Assis
São José dos Campos/ Locality Santa Faustina Kowalska
São José dos Campos/ Locality São Rafael Arcanjo
Santa Maria / Locality Santa Teresinha
Santa Maria / Locality Santa Tereza D’ávilla
Santa Maria / Locality São João Paulo II
Unaí / Locality Santa Rita de Cássia
Unaí / Locality Santa Faustina Kowalska
Juiz de Fora / Santa Teresinha do Menino Jesus
Araguari / Locality Santa Mirian de Jesus Crucificado
Ipatinga / Locality São Miguel Arcanjo
Fortaleza/ Locality Santa Faustina Kowalska
Brasília/ Locality São Miguel Arcanjo
5 . PROVINCE SANTOS LUIS e ZELIA MARTIN – PORTUGAL
Portugal / Locality São Miguel Arcanjo
Colômbia / Locality Santa Teresinha do Menino Jesus
Los Angeles / Locality São Francisco de Assis
Los Angeles / Locality São Rafael Arcanjo
Chicago/Arkansas / Locality Santa Faustina Kowalska
San Bernardino / Locality Santa Miriam de Jesus Crucificado
Texas / Locality Santa Teresinha
Salt Lake City – Utah/ Locality São Miguel Arcanjo
RIO DE JANEIRO: Teresópolis, Rio Bonito, Macaé
SÃO PAULO: Taubaté
MINAS GERAIS: Montes Claros, Ipatinga, Pedra Dourada, Barbacena
ESPÍRITO SANTO: Vila Velha
DISTRITO FEDERAL: Brasília
RIO GRANDE DO SUL: Porto Alegre, Rozário do Sul
SANTA CATARINA: São Miguel do Oeste
CEARÁ: São Benedito
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA : Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Springdale
MeXICO: San Juan de los Lagos
COLOMBIA: Bogotá, Cali, Manizalez
EL SALVADOR: San Salvador
PORTUGAL: Porto, Aveiro
The Word of God tells us that whoever has found a friend has found a treasure, and this applies perfectly to friends of Merciful Gaze Community.
The Community friends are people who identify with the our charism and generously contribute materially and spiritually to our mission of caring for priests and families throught Works of Mercy.
For these reasons, we have each of our friends as part of the Merciful Gaze family and they are always in our prayers.
If you would like to know more about becoming a Friend of the Community, please contact us by phone: