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“It changed my life, it helped me to love and accept myself”

Craig Lodge Community is a response to Our Lady’s call to holiness at Medjugojre.  Some of us are young people who choose to spend a year living at Craig Lodge leading a life based on prayer, service and evangeliation.

We offer up to 10 young people at a time the chance to experience a year of Community life.  Community has long been recognised as a means of growing spiritually.  This can be a real time of transformation and healing. It is also an opportunity to establish a prayer life and to study Scripture and the Catechism.

“Craig Lodge was the place I needed before joining the friars”

Young people choose to do this year for all sort of reasons – they may be at a crossroads in life and want to take time out to discern where God is calling them.  Sometimes a young person comes at the recommendation of a Vocations Director as the year is a good preparation for starting studies for the priesthood or religious life. Others come because they have experienced a recent conversion and want to learn more about living the Catholic faith.   The focus is on prayer service and evangelisation. This is how we live them out:

Prayer  Eucharist, Adoration, Divine Office, Rosary, Lectio Divina, Way of the Cross. Moving through the Church’s seasons together celebrating the feasting days, persevering through the fasting days.  “Let us encourage one another!”

Service: offering hospitality to the guests staying at Craig Lodge – yes that does mean lots of washing up but it can also mean playing capture the flag with children in the woods so that their parents can have a few precious moments of quiet prayer.

Evangelisationsharing your gifts during our youth events and family events or just chatting with a guest over a cup of tea

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“An evangelizing community knows that the Lord has taken the initiative, he has loved us first (cf. 1 Jn 4:19), and therefore we can move forward, boldly take the initiative, go out to others, seek those who have fallen away, stand at the crossroads and welcome the outcast. Such a community has an endless desire to show mercy, the fruit of its own experience of the power of the Father’s infinite mercy.”  Pope Francis, Evangelli Gaudium

Contact us to: find out more, to arrange a visit or to get an application form.
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