Community for Mission"
Our modern lives are busy, filled with many
distractions and calls for our attention. Our family, work, church,
neighborhood, friends, and our own personal needs all make
legitimate demands on our energies. It is often difficult to keep
our priorities centered on God's loving presence.
The CLC way of life invites us to encounter God in all the various
aspects of our everyday life, reflect on these experiences, become
more aware of God's activity in these experiences, and respond in
ever more authentic ways to God's desire within our individual and
our communal lives.
Essentials of CLC Formation
CLC is a specific
vocation in the Roman Catholic
Church. Formation is ongoing and both
flows from and leads to temporary/permanent commitment to the CLC
way of life. CLC members should
have a clear
understanding and ownership of the General Principles which give us
the CLC vision. There are three pillars of CLC : Spirituality,
Community and Mission.
Spirituality: Deeply grounded in the
of St. Ignatius, participation in faith sharing, annual
retreat, regular prayer life, use of discernment and a
discerning lifestyle, spiritual direction, and regular
practice of the
Sense of Community: CLC is part
of the larger church. CLC is a world and national community.
Commitment and accountability to CLC are lived out both in the
local community and in the larger CLC. Communities grow
through stages of development. This growth flows from
individual and/or communal discernment. Competent guides are
essential to this growth.
Mission: Is the
end for which community and spirituality exist. Flows from
our Baptismal call to build the reign of God. This implies a
fundamental option for the poor and an ability to read the
signs of the times and a commitment of working toward a vision
of a just world.
Is CLC right for you?
Want to learn more about personal prayer?
Search for further integration of your faith life and daily living?
Need guidance in how to reflect on your daily experiences?
Seek a process for learning God's will for you in your every day
Desire to share your own experience of God with others who share
common desires and needs?
Want to hear others tell their faith stories?
Feel called to bring about God's Kingdom of peace, justice and love?
CLC Member are
Personally commit to an Ignatian way of life;
Maintain a regular prayer life;
Use discernment in all aspects of life;
Follow a strong sacramental life especially the Eucharist.
Be committed to being a person of mission or service, a person
Incorporate faith sharing with other members by listening
respectfully to each other in a nonjudgmental atmosphere;
Be an agent of change in their own life's context.
Invitation to CLC
Interested in further exploring CLC ?
In the NY Metro area
(all of NY and the dioceses of Newark
and Paterson in NJ),
Metro New York Christian Life Community
Ann Marie Brennan
86 Lowell Road
Glen Rock, NJ 07452
Other areas of the USA or around the world: