Christian Life Community

CLC National Gathering - Adelaide, 18-21 Jan

The National Gathering was held at Aquinas College in Adelaide from Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st January, 2018. This National Gathering 2018 offered the opportunity for members to meet, share, pray and celebrate as one National Community. 

There was time for prayer, discussion, discernment, forums and to hear renowned speaker Fr RICHARD LEONARD SJ on: “Reading the signs of the times - the challenges of the future for us as church in Australia”.

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CLC Big Day Out - 20 May

In response to Christian Life Communities commitment to Care for Creation, the Bairnsdale group of the Victorian Christian Life Community have organised a special gathering in Traralgon on Saturday May 20th from 10.15am - 1pm to be followed by lunch.

It will be the first 'Big Day Out' organised by the Bairnsdale group and we are keen to give it our full support. We are excited to introduce Sr. Anne Boyd from Earthsong as our guest speaker.All details of the day including transport and venue are on the attached flyer.

All enquires can be made to Chris Power at (as cc'd) and of course we're here to help too at Vic EXCO.

Pope Francies becomes first pope to give TED talk

A single individual is enough for hope to exist, and that individual can be you, says His Holiness Pope Francis in this searing TED Talk delivered directly from Vatican City.

In a hopeful message to people of all faiths, to those who have power as well as those who don't, the spiritual leader provides illuminating commentary on the world as we currently find it and calls for equality, solidarity and tenderness to prevail. "Let us help each other, all together, to remember that the 'other' is not a statistic, or a number," he says. "We all need each other."

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Laudato Si

CLC take as our inspiration the leadership of Pope Francis' in his Encyclical Laudato Si.

"I urgently appeal, then, for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. We need a conversation that includes everyone, since the environment challenge we are undergoing, and its human roots, concern and affect us all" (#14).

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ has described the distinctive contribution of the Pope Francis' Encyclical Laudato Si, as being to make 'respect for the environment a priority in Catholic life, and to justify that place by making it centrally in Catholic reflection on the human condition'. 

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Responding to Our National Priority - To Act Against Poverty & Marginalisation

Things you can say to make a homeless person feel better

A man or a woman holds a cardboard sign: “Homeless, Hungry. Please Give. Anything Helps.” Most of us walk or drive on. But what should you say to a homeless person? The Catholic News Agency asked for some advice. Read more

CLC Victoria turns 40!

On Saturday July 30th, we are gathering in the Pumphouse hotel to celebrate CLC’s 40th Birthday, the past, the journey and what CLC looks like today. Guest speakers Fr Patrick O’Sullivan sj, Tess Gillies, Bill Nicholson and Mary Nolan will speak briefly about their experience of CLC throughout the evening. Friends and family welcome - you do not have to be a CLC member to attend. 

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CLC Big Day Out in Geelong May 14th

The annual Victorian Christian Life Community (CLC) Big Day Out this year was devoted to interfaith dialogue. Fr Andy Hamilton SJ and Shaykh Mohammad Ramzan explored the place of mercy in their traditions and the way it is embodied in their respective religious practices.

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ABC Encounter: Mary Nolan

In the lead up to the Meredith Music Festival, Margaret Coffey from ABC Radio's Encounter programme spent a day in the life of Mary Nolan. This included coming along with Mary to her regular CLC group meeting at Parkville.

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Michael McVeigh - Parables in our Newsfeed

On August 1st, Michael McVeigh, editor of Australian Catholics magazine joined CLC Victoria at the Royal Oak hotel to celebrate St Ignatius' Feast Day. He gave an inspiring after dinner address, to a full house, on the theme of "Parables in our Newsfeed."

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Anglecrest Weekend 2014

Trish Collier reflects on a memorable weekend of 'wonderful and inspiring programs' even if, as a member of the recently appointed EXCO, she "approached the Anglecrest Weekend with some trepidation" 

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10 Secrets to Happiness

In an interview published in the Argentine weekly Viva on 27 July, Pope Francis listed his top ten tips for bringing greater joy to your life ...

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