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About Us

Our community was founded in Rome, Italy in 1990 by Father Salvatore Scorza, a priest of the Diocese of Rome. We are consecrated women dedicated full-time to spiritual direction and evangelization.

We desire to love Christ and that which is dearest to His heart: that people would know the Father through His salvific mission. We privilege above all the means in which Jesus realized His mission during those years of apostolic life in Palestine, through His preaching and His personal encounters. One of the episodes that inspires the community is the conversation that Jesus had with the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well. Thanks to this encounter, the woman recognized in Jesus the Messiah and becomes in her turn a missionary among her fellow villagers, inviting them to meet the Lord.

The Charism and the Rule of Life of the Apostles of the Interior Life was approved by Cardinal Ruini for the Diocese of Rome in 1996.

In 2003, the men’s branch of the community was formed from the same charism and founder (click here to learn more about the AVI men’s community).

Next to these two communities, a lay movement was also born in 2005 called “Collaborators of Your Joy” – men and women of every age who desire to live the same charism according to their state in life (click here to learn more about the lay movement).