World Assembly

World Assembly XVI 2013 Lebanon

Theme WA CLC 2013

With this theme, we intend to bridge the time from our inception as a lay Ignatian community till the
present time – and our 450th anniversary – which we will celebrate in 2013.

We will reflect on the
journey we have traveled together, especially since Itaici 1998, during which we confirmed our identity as a lay apostolic body.

In addition, we affirm and explore our desire to respond to the signs
of the time, ready to cross borders and touch new frontiers.

Prayer for our Lebanon Assembly

Heavenly Father, you offer us Jesus, your Beloved Son, and ask us to
listen to Him.  In response to this gift, we the members of the
Christian Life Community commit ourselves to following Jesus more
closely and working with Him to build your Kingdom.

O Lord, our World Assembly at Lebanon is part of a long and rich
history which you have bequeathed to us.  Today, your Spirit invites
us to be present at the ever changing frontiers of faith and justice.
Relying on the intercession of the Virgin Mary Our Lady of Lebanon and
St. Ignatius, we seek to deepen our identity and act effectively as a
Lay Apostolic Body in the Church.  May your love and grace empower us
along this journey.

O God of Love, we ask your Blessings of Peace upon the whole world and
especially upon the region of the Middle East.  Illuminate the hearts
of your children; free us from all bitterness and strife; guide our
steps along the paths of Peace.

Almighty God, we entrust our CLC World Assembly to your loving
providence.  Eternal Father, confirm us. Eternal Son, confirm us,
Eternal Spirit, confirm us.  Most Holy Trinity, confirm us.
Amen.