- Created on Friday, 11 July 2014 17:55
What makes CLC different from every other way of following Christ is the characteristic of our Spirituality which is according to the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius. This doesn't mean just a retreat experience but a whole way of living in the world which incorporates the spiritual dynamics of the Exercises. Five points are worth mentioning.
Finding God in All Things
Saint Ignatius means an openness to God in each concrete situation of our daily life. For St. Ignatius, and for us this is the purpose and central element in our way of life.
Following the Spirit
In order to find God in all things, a person and the community must be able to hear and respond to the callings of His Spirit. This means attentiveness to the flow of interior moods, desires or feelings and the thoughts that accompany them; there is a need for vigilance because the power of good and evil influence me from within my head and without, through persons, cultural values, etc. This doesn't, give magic answers but the peace which is God's gift serves as a touchstone within me for living and choosing what will be a more loving response in the circumstances at hand.