CLM Nature: The Ends and The Means

holly-eucharistThe Christian Life Movement is an “International Private Association of the Faithful” by Pontifical Right. It’s members are clergy, people in newly consecrated forms and the laity in general. Men and women, singly or organized in communities, or other forms of association are part of the Christian Life Movement. They all have the aim of living and developing Christian life in their lives, the society, the world, coordinating contributions from one another, according to the charisma, the style and spirituality of the Christian Life Movement, and according to the scope of its Statutes and the usual norms of Canon Law.

All the means used by the Christian Life Movement to reach its goals answer to its evangelical spirit and fidelity to the Church. Among them, we should especially mention:

  1. Fidelity to the consecration and promises of Baptism and Confirmation, through which God made us His children, marking the beginning of our concrete path towards our own sanctification, apostolate and service.
  2. Active participation in the Sacred Liturgy, as celebration of the Faith and the living community of the People of God in their pilgrimage, especially in the Eucharist and in the sacrament of Reconciliation.
  3. Identification with the Lord Jesus, Son of Mary, Who “fully reveals man to himself and reveals to Him the sublimity of his vocation.”Asamblea-plenaria-guayaquil-2009-canadiagroup
  4. Filial love for Mary, who leads those living this love to recover full identity with the Lord Jesus.
  5. Special devotion to the Immaculate Conception, Mother of the Lord, and to the prayer of the Holy Rosary.
  6. Receptive attention to the Word of God as it is transmitted to us by the Church, in a spirit of prayer, seeking to discover orientation for life, as well as critical appraisals of human endeavors.
  7. The orientation of daily life with a spirit of prayer, the experience of the presence of God and a regular examination of intentions.
  8. Study and permanent formation on both a personal level and a group level. Formation in the Faith, in competence in one’s personal vocation, in a Christian orientation toward work or given responsibilities, and formation for life as a whole.
  9. A continuing study of the social teachings of the Church in order to more fully understand them and practice them according to individual orientations.
  10. Active participation in the responsibilities of evangelization and service, in all environments and realities of social and cultural life -especially, but not exclusively, in the fraternal solidarity which makes the love of the poor a concrete reality.The dissemination of options for reconciliation, love, communion and peace in the face of the diverse ruptures of man and society.