In 1977, a new Constitution for the Order was promulgated, which states the mission of the Order as follows:

  • To strengthen in its members the practices of Christian life, and absolute fidelity to the Supreme Pontiff and according to the teachings of the Church, observing as its foundation the principles of charity of which the Order is a fundamental means for assistance to the Holy Land;
  • To sustain and aid the charitable, cultural, social works and institutions of the Catholic Church in the holy land, particularly those of and in the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem with which the Order maintains traditional ties.
  • To support the preservation and promulgation of the Faith in those lands, interesting in this work the Catholics scattered throughout the world, united in charity by the symbol of the Order, and also all brother Christians.
  • To the sustain the rights of the Catholic Church in the Holy Land.