All the members of Miles Christi also perform manual labor so as to better imitate Jesus Christ, who was poor, self-sacrificing, and humble of heart.

Construction work, care of the grounds, and the use of tools and machinery are means that help us cultivate a spirit of diligence. This human virtue matures and tempers the character, giving a spirit of self-sacrifice and vigor for all our enterprises, and especially those that are spiritual, which are the most difficult.

We seek to carry out our labors by “beginning the task with resolution, meeting it head on, and vigorously bringing it to completion without hesitation or distraction” (Const. 13).