Christian Life Community
What is CLC?
Christian Life community or CLC is an international lay association, within the Catholic Church, practising Ignatian spirituality.
Who are we?
We are lay people who belong to a world community found in over 60 countries. Our membership of this world community is lived out in a small community at a local level. There are CLC groups in most states of Australia. Here in the parish of Our Lady of the Way there are several CLC groups meeting fortnightly. Some of these groups meet in the Ron Dyer Centre and others meet in homes.
What is Ignatian spirituality?
Ignatian spirituality is a spirituality for everyday life. It insists that God is present in our world and active in our lives. It is a pathway to deeper prayer, good decisions guided by keen discernment, and an active life of service to others. You can read more at http://www.ignatianspirituality.com.
Requirements of belonging
There is a fortnightly meeting where we pray together, usually from Scripture, followed by sharing experiences from daily life. We help each other to discern one’s own personal mission and continue to support one another as we reach out to others. This is the main purpose of CLC, reaching out to others.
A CLC person is encouraged to pray regularly (daily) and so recognize that Jesus is with us as we work with him for the coming of the Kingdom. To help us to ‘Find God in All Things’ St Ignatius gave us a method of prayer called the Awareness Examen that members are encouraged to do each day. Where possible, members are encouraged to make an annual short Retreat.
This type of group appeals to those people who have a faith attitude to life and who desire to find God in their everyday experiences as well as recognizing the need to support each other in their journey.
If you feel drawn to walking with others along in this way, please contact us.
CLC also has a website:- www.clcaustralia.org.au