The spirituality of Cor et Lumen Christi has been influenced and inspired
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Our Community Life
There are two expressions within the community:
Community of Life - members who live together in the community
house - and The Companions of the Heart - members who live
out in their own homes. Members make formal commitments to
the community initially for one year but after they have been
a member for three years they can then make a four year commitment
and receive the community cross.
Community of Life - The Community of Life are the members
who live together in the community house. They live out the
Rule and values of Cor et Lumen Christi in a residential way,
sharing a common life of prayer cantered around the Blessed
Sacrament and praying the Divine Office of the church each
day. They mostly work full-time for the community serving
its mission of prayer and apostolic outreach providing a centre
for prayer, worship, training and ministry, and sharing a
common purse and table. They seek to be a sign of contradiction
through their life style. We live on Providence relying on
donations for our life and mission. Members of the Community
of Life may be single, married or families. We are open to
the possibility of single consecrated and priestly vocations.
The Companions of the Heart - The Companions of the Heart
are members of the community who live out the Rule and values
of Cor et Lumen Christi in the nonresidential expression.
Like the residential members, the Companions of the Heart
may be single or married people of all ages. They live in
their own homes, which they may share with other members of
the community. In choosing their own occupations, they serve
the community's mission to be a sign by their presence in
the world and are committed to the community through a common
life of prayer, ministry and fellowship, and attend the various
meetings throughout the month.
Following the inspiration of the early Church we gather weekly
for teaching, prayer, praise and worship, fellowship and regularly
have times of Adoration and the celebration of the Eucharist.
We seek to make disciples and share the good news in the power
of the Holy Spirit.
"They devoted themselves to the apostles teaching and
to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer."