Christian Life Communities
- Residence Life
- Transfer Resources
- Campus Programming & Leadership Development
- Campus Ministry
- Community Service Opportunities
- Campus Ministry Immersion Week
- Service-Immersion Experiences
- Campus Ministry Internships
- Liturgical Life
- Justice Ministry
- Spiritual Exercises
- Ignatian Family Teach-In
- Jesuit Values
- Learning Goals
- Griff Center
- Living in Buffalo
- Canisius Bookstore
- Public Safety
- Jesuits at Canisius
- Office of Mission & Identity
Christian Life Communities: "Companions for the Journey"
Christian Life Communities (CLC) is an on campus club. CLC clubs are taking root in Jesuit Universities across the country. Each CLC is a group of people (usually between 6 to 10 members) that meets regularly to pray, reflect, and discuss issues of life and faith. Based in Ignatian spirituality, CLCs are missioned, discerning groups that help members find God in all things and discover their calling in life through the values of community, spirituality and service. Although CLCs are firmly based in the Catholic expression of Christianity, groups are open to members of any faith tradition who seek a deeper relationship to God.
Individual CLC meetings usually take place once a week for about one hour. Regular meeting times and places are decided upon by the group. Although meetings may vary from group to group, the basic CLC meeting format includes:
- opening prayer
- reflection on God's presence in your past week through "highs" and "lows"
- participating in and sharing on a guided Ignatian meditation
- closing inspirational song
In addition to these meetings, regularly planned social gatherings, prayer/retreat experiences and service outings take place with individual groups and/or the larger CLC community at Canisius.
Sign up to receive more information [link to general application form]