a radical year with the lord
what does a year with the mission house look like?
a life of prayer
At the heart of the Mission House is the person of Jesus Christ, present in the Blessed Sacrament. The missionary’s daily life will be oriented around Him. With a structured life of prayer, including the Divine Office, rosary, Eucharistic adoration and celebration of the Holy Mass, each missionary will be rooted in an intimate and personal relationship with the Lord.
a life of community
The communal dimension of the year will allow each missionary the opportunity to build bonds of friendship that will last a lifetime, whilst experiencing the Gospel dynamic of living in common. This common living will assist a genuine growth, both in human and spiritual development. Living and working together each missionary will experience the joy of having others alongside themselves who desire the Kingdom of God above all else and are able to encourage one another on the path to holiness.
a life of mission
With deep roots in their life of prayer and the strength and confidence gained from living in community, the missionary will go out to proclaim the good news; going out from the mission house to the streets, high schools, parishes and wherever the Lord calls. Each missionary will have the opportunity, first-hand, to experience proclaiming the Kingdom of God and setting the captive free.
a life of study
Studying the richness and beauty of the Catholic faith will play a key role in the missionary’s year. This study, however, will not be only intellectual: the curriculum is aimed at equipping each missionary with both the knowledge and ability to minister God's grace to others. The classroom will be a place for intellectual formation and hands-on ministering opportunities.
a life of service
Service is an essential part of any missionary calling. Jesus calls his disciples to take the lowest place. For this reason, the daily tasks of service are an essential part of the mission house year. The missionaries to be formed in this mission house are ones that understand the privilege of serving those around them.
a life of worship
Worship is an integral part of the life of Craig Lodge community and the Mission House. This worship is centred on the person of Jesus, present in the Blessed Sacrament. During their time at the Mission House, each missionary will have the opportunity to cultivate a culture of worship and a renewed sense of awe and wonder towards the richness of the sacramental life.