the Heart and Light of Christ
through Divine Communion"
Divine Communion with God and each other through prayer, worship
and Community life
To manifest and communicate God's love and presence, leading
others into Divine Communion
Cor et Lumen Christi Charter aspires to capture in a few short
pages the heart of our calling from God. It builds upon our
three key historical inspirations ...
Divine Communion, which is an intimate union of
love with God, is both the source and the fruit of the life
and mission of Cor et Lumen Christi.
At the Transfiguration, the Trinitarian communion of love,
always present in the heart of Jesus, is revealed. We too
have access to this communion of love, above all in the Holy
Eucharist which is the tabernacle of the Trinity - divine
love and light in our midst. That is why the Eucharist is
the heart of the community, just as it is the heart of the
With the Eucharist as our heart, we are seeking to build a
spiritual extended family in which all the vocational states
of life are at home. A community which lives a radical Christian
vocation as a living prophetic sign. A place where Catholics
can find harmony between: the charismatic life and social
responsibility, community life and missionary outreach, joyful
praise and worship and silent contemplation.
We endeavor to respond to a call from God to live an heroic
vulnerability to the loving presence of our holy and beautiful
Lord, and to live out what is, essentially, a prophetic vocation.
We seek to encourage God's people in the glory of their vocation
as "partakers in the divine nature" (2 Pet 1:4)
that they might embrace the fullness of their baptismal inheritance
through life in the Spirit and to enter deeply into the Divine
Communion of love and light which is our God.
We seek to live out our mission in three simple ways:
Building praying communities around the Holy Eucharist
which are a prophetic sign of the kingdom of God
Reaching out to others especially Catholics,
to empower, encourage and equip them to live an intimate
Divine Communion with God and realise their full baptismal
inheritance through life in the Spirit
Identifying with, ministering to and sharing
with the poor and needy