Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: AMERICA/BRAZIL – Servants of the Poor: Looking at the poor in terms of their dignity
Curitiba – “Every person has a dignity. We have to look at the person, especially if they are very poor, recognizing their dignity: the presence of God is also shown in this dignity. In Brazil, too, the charism of the Servants of the Poor is a service to the poor and the forgotten, to the most vulnerable and needy. What our founder, Blessed James Cusmano often said, is to recognize Jesus Christ in the person of the poor, according to Jesus’ message: ‘Whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me’ ” explains Father Adenis Roberto de Oliveria to Agenzia Fides, on the mission of the “Servants of the Poor” in Brazil with regard to the pastoral and social engagement of the religious community in the parish of São José Trabalhador in the capital of the state of Paraná Curitiba.