Our Mission:
Restore Christian unity through Truth and Love.



HOW DO WE ACHIEVE OUR MISSION?

“the method to be followed towards full communion is the dialogue of truth, fostered and sustained by the dialogue of love.”

(St. John Paul II, Ut Unum Sint 60)

LEARN MORE

WHAT DOES THAT LOOK LIKE?

Phase 1: Acknowledge Communion
We approach non-Catholic Christian communities on behalf of the Catholic Church and seek to acknowledge our real, though imperfect, communion in Christ. If this communion in Christ is not acknowledged by both parties, we remain in this phase to gain further understanding of one another and clear up misconceptions.

Phase 2: Deepen Communion
We aim to deepen our communion in Christ through the “Dialogue of Truth” and “Dialogue of Love” taught by the Catholic Church. This includes “spiritual ecumenism,” which promotes prayer, mutual conversion of heart, and holiness for the sake of Christian unity.

Meaningful “truth-seeking” conversations take place in the context of authentic friendships among brothers and sisters in Christ who know and serve one another in their neighborhoods. We accompany Christians as they navigate the ecumenical relationships within their parish boundaries.

LETTER FROM OUR FOUNDER

READ LETTER

OUR VALUES:
Truth, Love, Relationship, Holiness

About Our Values

TRUTH

“Love for the truth is the deepest dimension of any authentic quest for full communion between Christians” (Ut Unum Sint 60)

“…by engaging in frank dialogue, communities help one another to look at themselves together in light of the Apostolic Tradition” (Ut Unum Sint 16)

“Catholics can share the study of the Scriptures with members of other Churches and ecclesial Communities in many different ways and on many different levels…from the kind of work that can be done in neighborhood or parochial groups to that of scholarly research among professional exegetes” (The Directory for the Applications and Principles and Norms of Ecumenism 186)

RELATIONSHIP

“…the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14)

“So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us” (1 Thess 2:8)

“Relations between Christians are not aimed merely at mutual knowledge, common prayer, and dialogue. They presuppose and from now on call for every possible form of practical cooperation at all levels: pastoral, cultural and social, as well as that of witnessing to the Gospel message” (Ut Unum Sint 40)

LOVE

“…the closer their union with the Father, the Word, and the Spirit, the more deeply and easily will they be able to grow in mutual brotherly love” (Unitatis Redintegratio 7)

“Along the ecumenical path to unity, pride of place certainly belongs to common prayer, the prayerful union of those who gather together around Christ himself. If Christians, despite their divisions, can grow ever more united in common prayer around Christ, they will grow in the awareness of how little divides them in comparison to what unites them. If they meet more often and more regularly before Christ in prayer, they will be able to gain the courage to face all the painful human reality of their divisions” (Ut Unum Sint 22)

“Love finds its most complete expression in common prayer” (Ut Unum Sint 21)

HOLINESS

“This change of heart and holiness of life, along with public and private prayer for the unity of Christians, should be regarded as the soul of the whole ecumenical movement” (Unitatis Redintegratio 8)

“the more effort they make to live holier lives according to the Gospel, the better they will further Christian unity and put it into practice” (Unitatis Redintegratio 7)

“this shared Biblical heritage presents opportunities to come together for Scripturally-based prayer and discussion, for lectio divina…priests or pastoral assistants to meet regularly for prayer with other Christian ministers and leaders working in their neighborhoods” (The Bishop and Christian Unity: An Ecumenical Vademecum 20, 24)

Contact Us

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.
Name