The AVI Charism

Every religious community, through its founder, has received a gift from the Holy Spirit that helps the Church fulfill its mission.  The Samaritan woman of John 4 is the evangelical icon of the AVI charism.

Our Founder

Fr. Salvatore was born in Zagarise (Italy) on December 9, 1926. Since he was a child he had a strong inclination towards noble and spiritual realities. He clearly felt that God was calling him to give himself totally to the Lord as a priest for the salvation of souls.

Our History

The community of the Apostles of the Interior Life took its form in the mind of a young Salvatore Scorza while he was still a seminarian in Rome. Fr. Salvatore envisioned a community of young consecrated people with a solid philosophical and theological preparation, that could seek out their brothers and sisters where they were and guide them to meet God through spiritual accompaniment.

 brothers

priests of the AVI who live the evangelical counsels

 

 sisters

consecrated women of the AVI who live the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience in imitation of Jesus

 

 movement

the Family and Collaborators of Your Joy are laity and clergy who embrace our charism

 

the four pillars of our charism

The Four Pillars of the AVI Charism are Prayer, Community Life, Intellectual Formation and Apostolate.

the location of our houses

we were founded in Rome and have houses in Italy and in the USA

Rome, House of Formation

USA Provincial House

Campus Ministry at St Mary's Catholic Center, Texas A&M University

Campus Ministry at St Lawrence Catholic Center, Kansas University