WORLD CLC CHARISM AND FOUNDATIONAL DOCUMENTS
The spirituality of our Community is centred on Christ and on participation in the Paschal Mystery. It draws from Sacred Scriptures, the liturgy, the doctrinal development of the Church, and the revelation of God’s will through the events of our times. Within the context of these universal sources, we hold the Spiritual Exercises as the specific source and characteristic instrument of our spirituality. (G.P.5)
- General Principles: The General Principles of the Christian Life Community are a description of our vision and charism. These principals are not a set of rules and regulations, but a vision for living out in community Christ’s invitation to be Church in a particular way. They were approved by the World Assembly on 7 September, 1990 and confirmed by the Holy See on 3 December, 1990. Progressio Suplement No. 63 – available for purchase from National CLC Office.
- The CLC Charism: The CLC Charism helps us to understand and implement the General Principles. It has three sections: The CLC Person; The CLC Community and Commitment in CLC. Progressio Supplement No. 56. December 2001.
- The Process of Growth in CLC – Guidelines for formation. This document is a comprehensive guide to CLC processes of growth as experienced at the personal and the communal levels. It also addresses the matter of community organization and the various roles to facilitate all aspects of CLC formation and functioning. Progressio Supplement No. 64. October 2009–available for purchase from National CLC Office.
Predecessors of the above document are;
Survey of the Formation Processes in the Christian Life Communities (CLC). Growing in Christ Together the Better to Give Life to Others,
The CLC Charism – Guidelines for CLC Formation. Progressio Supplement No. 45, 46. December 1996
- “Our Common Mission” (1998): This document is the officially mandated statement of the Thirteenth General Assembly of the Christian Life Community in Itaici in 1998. Following upon General Assemblies at Loyola (1986), Guadalajara (1990) and Hong Kong (1994), Itaici defined the “common mission” of CLC in the context of the world of today.
- “Sent by Christ, Members of One Body”. Recommendations from the XIV World Assembly (Nairobi, Kenya) 2003 to the Christian Life Community. This document contains an Appendix CLC – Society of Jesus Collaboration.