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