A Radical Call to Live Our Faith.
- In Community sharing meals together,
usually with the whole Community
sometimes just with
the other lay members
- Sharing what we have!
- Praying together; lay members of the
community meet regularly with the consecrated
brothers and sisters to pray the Divine Office,
celebrate the Shabbat, and Dance.
The Lay Branch is made up of members of the
faithful, men and women, lay (married or single)
and clerics (permanent deacons),
Married people who commit to the Community fulfill the
vocation proper to the Christian family, in accordance
with the doctrine of the Church, and their commitment
must intensify the communion of the couple, their educational
responsibility towards their children, and also the family's
involvement in the life and mission of the Community as well
as that of the Church and its evangelical witness in society.
Single people who commit themselves in the Community choose to live a life of
prayer, Gospel radicality and service to the Church. Among the
single persons in the Community, some may remain open to a vocation
to marriage. Others may choose to remain in their single state.
"He who abides in me, and I in him, bears much fruit, for without
me you can do nothing" (John 15:5).
This life of intimate union
with Christ in the Church is nourished by spiritual aids which
are common to all the faithful, especially active participation
in the sacred liturgy.(5) These are to be used by the laity in
such a way that while correctly fulfilling their secular duties
in the ordinary conditions of life, they do not separate union
with Christ from their life but rather performing their work
according to God's will they grow in that union. (Apostolicam Actuositatem 4)
Community of The Beatitudes 2011