“Freed from the useless anxieties of the present age, and as collaborators with divine providence, let us feel obliged to relieve the needs of the poor by our action and especially in times of public disaster, to offer the services and goods of the fraternity to the needy.
After the example of St. Francis , who had great compassion for the poor, and the founders of the Capuchin fraternity, who helped those suffering from the plague, we should live close to brothers in need, especially, eager to offer fraternal service to them…
Thus, living the truth of charity, we will be witnesses of hope in the Lord God and collaborators of people of good will whom we will guide to recognize God the almighty Fether and Supreme Good.”
1990 Capuchin Constitutions No. 100