Our own Adam Ureneck of the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae was interviewed about the Christian Life Movement program Christ In The City which is growing and thriving in Denver. See the interview by CECGlobal below and stay posted for calendar event opportunities to support the Christ In The City mission throughout the year.
By CECGlobal June 21, 2012: "In 2006, Adam left the United States for Lima Peru to receive his initial formation as a consecrated laymen in the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae. After nearly five years of dedicating himself to the poor, both in Lima and the Andean highlands, he returned to the United States to announce the Lord Jesus to those most in need in his native country. He has worked in Christ in the City for nearly to two years as its spiritual director as well as the head of its outreach to the homeless.
What is the mission of Christ in the City?
Our mission is to love serving those most in need. We have a vision: Christ in the City must be a holistic service program that integrates charitable works with Catholic spirituality and educational advancement. We aim to form college-age Catholics as missionaries, faithful to the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.
The spiritual and intellectual components of the program are designed to encourage participants to advance in their maturity as Catholics. Personal growth is a fundamental aspect of the program's overall success as a charitable organization. We are guided by the firm belief that no one can give what he or she doesn´t have.
That sounds very interesting. How do you do it?
Authentic Christian charity, such as the one exemplified in the Visitation of Mary to her cousin Elizabeth, irradiates naturally from the personal encounter with God Incarnate, the Lord Jesus. Through facilitating this encounter, we trust that we are also fortifying our participants in their efforts to effectively address both the material and spiritual needs of others. This is why we believe that charity, the participation in God´s own divine Love, is a natural extension of any authentic Christian life."