To be a helper of the poor is to notice the needy and destitute among us and to respond with compassion. It is not only to offer our assistance, but to protect their rights and to champion their cause. It is to be conscious of them when we consider how we will use our resources and exercise our power — not only as individuals, but as members of Christ’s Body, the Church, and as citizens of this country and the world.
-Br. David Vryhof, SSJE