Seeking Renewal Through Reconciliation
Our baptism calls us to be disciples of Jesus Christ, sent into the world to bring the Good News to it. We seek to do so not from an island as individuals, or in groups set apart, but from the midst of a community of faith.
Our identity as Christians in the Catholic tradition remains an important part of our daily lives and we continue to be nourished by our faith. We seek to share this experience with others who find themselves wanting to bring about reconciliation and renewal from within, not apart.
About 800 years ago, in the hillside near Assisi, a young man prayed in the midst of the ruins of an old Italian church. There, the legend goes, Saint Francis heard the voice of God tell him to “rebuild my church.” Francis, eager to please God, began the hard work of clearing away the rubble and started the process of literally rebuilding the Church of San Damiano and other churches nearby.
Eventually he realized that God meant for him to also rebuild God’s Church in a more figurative way, providing a witness that continues to inspire Christians and other people of faith the world over.
It is in this spirit that we begin our work together, building a movement of Catholics who seek to rebuild the Church from within by having the challenging conversations, doing the important work of bringing about real change in our hearts and in the world and providing a powerful gospel witness to that world of what church can mean today.