The Paschal Mystery and the Eucharist.

On April 9, 1589, the Second Sunday after Easter (called at that time Dominica in albis), the Founders Augustine Adorno and Francis Caracciolo, making the religious Profession, assumed as a program for their life and for the Order’s the motto Ad Majorem Resurgentis Gloriam. The contemplation of the paschal mystery inspired and illumined the life and the mission of the Clerics Regular Minor so that the resurrection of Christ would be the dynamic force in the journey of the human person of every time and place. The actualization of the paschal mystery is the Eucharist. In fact the paschal mystery of the death and resurrection of Christ is realized in the Eucharist: “Our Savior at the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his body and his blood, thereby perpetuating through the centuries, until his return, the sacrifice of the cross, and entrusting to his Church the memorial of his death and his resurrection”[1]. The life and the spirit of the Founders and our entire tradition show that the Eucharist celebrated, continuously adored and lived, is the charism willed and inculcated from the beginning, center and form of our spirituality, of our common life and of every apostolate of ours[2].