Christian Life Community (CLC)
What is a Christian Life Community?
• "Praying with the tools of Ignatian Spirituality, Christian Life Communities are small groups that meet weekly to seek and understand God's activity in their lives."
• CLCs are based in Ignatian spirituality.
• CLCs are groups of 6-10 students or faculty and staff that meet weekly for about one hour.
• CLCs are led by a trained facilitator.
• CLCs pray with scripture, seek to understand God's work in their lives, and grow in friendship and community.
• CLCs begin with a 6 week discernment period, after which the group decides whether or not to continue together.
• CLC is a way for lay people to integrate Ignatian Spirituality into their daily lives.
• CLCs are present around the world and are a fixture at many Jesuit universities.
• There are nearly 40 active CLCs at Saint Louis University, and this number grows each year.
• There are over 250 people currently involved in CLCs at SLU with nearly 600 involved since the program began at SLU in 2005.