The specific purpose of the Congregation, by its very nature, is the evangelical and missionary service to migrants, especially to the poorest in situations of greater vulnerability, which need specific pastoral action.
The Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo, Scalabriniane (MSCS), a gift of God to the Church and at the service of migrants, was founded in Piacenza, Italy, on October 25, 1895 and approved as a Religious Institute of Pontifical Right by Pope Pius XI, 11 January 13, 1934. The founder of the Congregation is Monsignor Giovanni Battista Scalabrini and the co-founders are father Giuseppe Marchetti and mother Assunta Marchetti.
Faithful to his charismatic heritage, the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo, Scalabrinian, Institute of Apostolic Life, participates in the life of the Church, from which it received the mission of cooperating in the plan of poverty and obedience, according to the Scalabrinian service charisma to migrants.
“The charism of the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo, Scalabriniane, is a gift of the Holy Spirit given to the founder and transmitted to each one of us for the building up of the Church. This charismatic gift embodies a peculiar style of sanctification and apostolate, enabling us to contemplate migrations from the perspective of faith and to see in migrants the image of the pilgrim Christ: “I was a stranger and you welcomed me”. The charism calls us to live acceptance and solidarity, to assume apostolic itinerancy as “migrants with migrants” and to witness communion in diversity. ”
“Christocentric spirituality in a Trinitarian perspective, which is embodied in the reality of migrants, impregnates the life and mission of the Congregation. This experience lived by the founder and co-founders is based on the incarnation of Jesus Christ who places his tent among us. The episcopal coat of arms of the founder Giovanni Battista Scalabrini motivates us to make an experience in the Spirit that integrates contemplation and action. This spirituality, lived in community, is nourished mainly by the Eucharist, by listening to the Word of God, by devotion to Mary and by the appeals of migrants. ”
“The Congregation assumes in the Church the pastoral care of migrants, giving primacy to evangelization and realizes it in the areas: religious, educational, cultural, social and health.
In her missionary activity, the Missionary Sister of St. Charles Borromeo, Scalabriniana, a feminine force and a sign of hope in the world of migration, is committed to the proclamation of the Gospel, to the witness of life, to the inculturation of the charism in different contexts. welcome to the migrant, enhancing it as a protagonist of communion among peoples. ”