Fall in Love. Stay in Love. It Will Decide Everything.
—Pedro Arrupe, S.J.
So you got your bachelor’s degree. What next? The search for faith, community, and justice doesn’t end with graduation. Loyola is inviting graduate students and young alumni to take the next step in their spiritual journey by joining a CLC small group just for Loyola community members (graduate students and/or young alums) in their 20s and early 30s. Discover together with your peers how God is moving in your emerging professional life.
If you find yourself missing the powerful retreats, service trips, and friendships that you experienced as an undergrad, then CLC+ is for you! Christian Life Community (CLC) is an Ignatian lay order that invites lay people into a vibrant faith community. Members gather bi-weekly for faith-sharing, prayer, reflection, and community building. Meetings are rooted in Ignatian spiritual practices and invite members to reflect on the ways they encounter God in everyday life, to authentically hear and discern to God’s call, and respond to God by working for social justice.
There are a few things that will be helpful in knowing that you are prepared for an experience like CLC: A regular habit of prayer; Personal experience(s) of the reality and presence of God in one's life and the world; A spirit of generosity with one’s faith; A desire to grow in community with other Christians & Catholics; and a desire to practice Ignatian spirituality.
Meetings will take place at Loyola’s lakeshore campus in Rogers Park. Participants should be willing to commit to traveling to Rogers Park 2-3 times per month for evening meetings (meeting time will be determined based on the availability of group members).
Space is limited. To apply to join the 2018-19 CLC small group, please click here to fill out a short application.