A Church for the Rest of Us
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Developing Lay Leaders for the Future Church
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 lay Catholics who seek to rebuild the Church from within by having the challenging conversations, doing the important work of bringing about real change in the world and providing a powerful witness to that world of what church can mean today.