Loyola’s Spiritual Gardening Club

One is nearer God’s heart in a garden than anywhere else on earth.
~Dorothy Frances Gurney

Do you have a love of gardening?  Do you like to be in nature?  Do you want a way to serve the Lord and connect with others while doing something you enjoy?  Then join Loyola’s new garden club and help keep Loyola’s gardens beautiful for all who come to this sacred place.  All experience levels of gardeners are welcome.  Up to two-hour gatherings.  Come when you are able.  Weekdays or weekend opportunities.  Stay for as little or as long as you wish for light gardening.  Refreshments will be provided.  If you would like to volunteer click here to fill out our form and someone will follow-up with you.  Call Beverly & Tom Delleart at 201-315-9461 if you have questions. 

Gardening is a soothing balm for the spirit.  We can sense the Spirit of God permeating nature. Gardening is a prayer when we are quiet and listening.  Click here to learn about the history of the Frank Diassi Sr. Memorial gardens. 

Christian Life Community (CLC)

We all want to belong and to be accepted. The typical Catholic parish is large, so it’s not easy to meet these basic human needs. A Christian Life Community, or CLC, is a way to find those connections via a small group of people who commit to joining together regularly in prayer, support, and service. CLC is based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, who discovered a way to holiness that is well suited to a busy modern lifestyle. St. Ignatius teaches that we can find God in all things, and this spirituality can lead to a more fully human way of life.

CHRISTIAN LIFE COMMUNITY:

* is a lay organization.
* is a world community lived out in a local community of 6-10 people.
* has a common way of life based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola.
* has members in all walks of life.
* provides the space for members to respond more fully to God’s loving desires for them.

Just did the Spiritual Exercises?  
Had an amazing retreat experience?  
Wondering how to integrate this into your everyday life experience?  
Seeking a community of like-minded folks with whom to share and support?  
Striving to be a contemplative in action… a person for others?
Desiring to strengthen your relationship with Christ in the Ignatian tradition?  

If any or all of these questions resonate with you, you may be interested in learning more about Christian Life Community.  This is a lay, Ignatian way of life lived locally, meeting in small groups that also connect more broadly with a world community present in over 70 countries!

Join us for an Information Night!  Hear testimonies from CLC members who have lived this way of life for many years!

Upcoming CLC Information Sessions at Loyola:

Tuesday, September 18 from 7:00 – 8:30pm
Thursday, October 11 from 7:00 – 8:30pm
Sunday, November 11 from 2:00 – 3:30pm