CLC's mission is to bring students together to engage in intentional conversations, explore tools of Ignatian Spirituality, and form meaningful relationships. Weekly small groups allow peers to open up in a supportive space about important topics such as spirituality as college students.
Meet weekly with a small group of your grade-level peers to build relationships and reflect on important topics like spirituality, friendship, and values on a college campus.
As a Christian organization, CLC is open to students of all spiritual backgrounds, or lack thereof. In addition to Ignatian prayer in meetings and the discussion of religious topics, all CLC members and friends are invited to attend religious services such as Mass and Taize Prayer.
Foster deep and meaningful friendships with your group as you engage in important, weekly dialogue throughout your time at BC. Since these bonds are so strong, most groups stay together all four years.
"CLC was the stepping stone for me in overcoming my fears
and anxieties of not thinking I could ever find community at BC.
It helped me realize that I am capable of doing good, healthy,
and positivie things for myself.
It helped me realize that I was capable of finding my way here at BC."
"CLC has been the single most influential religious involvement
I've had in the first 18+ years of my life.
Having a community to celebrate Mass with
and push each other to grow with God has given me
motivation to expand my faith."
"I look forward to CLC every week because I love
meeting with a group of sincere, compassionate
BC students in a space where we reflect on our
experiences and grow in faith (and friendships) together!"
"CLC was the biggest reason why I have a large network of close friends who share my beliefs."
"I love my CLC group because they genuinely care about me as a person.
Going to CLC is always one of the highlights of my week!"
"I joined CLC because I wanted to find a community
that is dedicated to meaningful dialogue about the intersection
of faith and our identity, and from these conversations
grow in gratitude for the opportunity to be vulnerable,
the time shared, and friendships made."
"CLC is a welcoming environment where the leaders and other
members meet me where I am and are extraordinary conversation partners.
We all really care for each other and
are eager to intentionally cheer one another on through our highs and lows.."
General registration is open through Sept. 19. There is no application process, but all new members must register in order to be placed in a group.
If you are interested in joining a group after Sept. 19, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in joining an alumni group? Contact Danielle Scraramella.
Young Adult CLC (great resource for CLC Leaders!)
World CLC International
CLC - USA National
After participating in the Christian Life Community, students will be able to:
- Connect listening skills to appreciating silence in conversations and the need for communal discernment.
- Expand the love and care they experience in their relationships in CLC to behavior that is more inclusive and loving to others outisde of CLC.
- Relate prayer practices involving scripture and the imagination to lived experiences.