christian life community

The Christian Life Community (CLC) is a network of lay people gathering in small groups to understand and follow Ignatian Spirituality in their everyday lives. One of the commitments is to take part in an annual retreat and those involved in CLC at St Francis Xavier’s Liverpool organise their experience in August.A few that regularly meet at SFX have been recently welcomed at St Beuno’s, Tremeirchion, for a full day retreat. All gathered for a silent and reflective lunch and then they were...
Family was adopted as one of four apostolic frontiers identified by the members at the world Christian Life Community assembly in Lebanon in 2013, through sharing, listening, praying, and discerning together about the future for CLC’s mission work.Before we were to become increasingly familiar with Pope Francis’ encyclical Amoris Laetitia ‘On Love in the Family’ (April 2016), and before the two Synods on marriage and family life took place, the dream of an International Conference on the Family...
CLC Europe meeting in Lille
Michelle Ellison, Eurolink delegate for Christian Life Community (CLC) England and Wales and parishioner at Corpus Christ Jesuit parish in Boscombe, attended the CLC Europe conference in Lille earlier this year.  There she found many insights and graces on a “dynamic, heart-warming and humbling journey.. strengthened together by the Holy Spirit.”The theme for this gathering was a ‘Kairos’ moment: a call for renewal. The desire, was to deepen our awareness of our common community life in...
Inspired by the Spirituality of St Ignatius Loyola
"Living our GIFT...sharing our JOY"The Grace"We desire deeper understanding and commitment in living the gift of Christian Life Community in the world today"Inspired by St Ignatius Loyola and his Spiritual Exercises, CLC is a lay organisation, a world community of small groups of 4-10 people, helping members from all walks of life to integrate prayer and action in daily life, to respond more fully to God's loving desire for them. Learn more about CLC here or get in contact via email: info@...
High Leigh Conference Centre Hertfordshire
Delegates from Christian Life Community groups around the country will spend three days next month at the Hayes conference centre considering the theme for their annual conference which will be “50 years of faith, prayer and community: nurturing good-heartedness and love in action”.Mark Trombley, a member of the planning committee said “with this 50th anniversary of CLC as a backdrop, we have much to celebrate and reflect upon as we focus on how our union with the persons of the Trinity may be...
Inspired by the Spirituality of St Ignatius Loyola
Christian Life Community (CLC) in London has unveiled its plans for growth over the coming year. A particular focus will be on links and partnerships with the wider community, while also continuing to encourage spiritual development in members’ own lives. Writing in the CLC newsletter Focus, Ignacia Arteaga of the Magis Group, says that the arrival of the new London Young Adults chaplain, Michael Dorey, has given them the opportunity to look again at their priorities and ways of...
The group from SFX Liverpool at St Margaret's, Anfield
Members of Saint Francis Xavier’s Church (SFX) have visited one of their neighbouring parishes in Liverpool, where they experienced an artwork that prompted mixed interpretations – from pain and suffering to gentle tranquillity. The parish’s Christian Life Community (CLC) visited their Churches Together neighbours, St Margaret’s in Anfield, to view their ‘Windsails’ Installation.‘Windsails’ is the work of Wendy Rudd, who came up with the idea...
On Saturday 21st March the Midlands Region of the Christian Life Community (CLC) celebrated 450 years of Ignatian Lay Communities in St Peter’s Parish Centre, Leamington Spa.Our theme for the day was “CLC and the Family”. We looked back to the CLC World Assembly in Lebanon last Summer and forward to the Synod on the Family in the Autumn.Br. Alan Harrison SJ, our National Chaplain, gave an enlightening presentation on the family and how complex and challenging families are...