Together for the Mission

“Having been sent by the Father, Jesus first assembled in an apostolic community those whom he chose to be his messengers. He lived with them, in the midst of the people, taught them to pray and revealed the Father’s love to them… Eudists join together in fraternal community, like the Apostles, and find joy in causing Christ to ‘live and reign’ in the very heart of the world.”
(CJM Constitutions 12, 65)

Eudists live in community. Like the Apostles, each one has been called; first to come and live with Jesus as part of the apostolic community, then to be sent out among the people and bring the Kingdom to life in the world.

You will notice that these communities are often drastically multicultural. This is a reality of our time and of our Church. It also creates a place of encounter with the other that helps us to exercise our openness, understanding, forgiveness, and love.

A great deal of variety also exists in the way this mission is carried out. Still, Eudists are called to work and live “together for the mission,” so everything is done in a spirit of collaboration. “As in one body we have many members and all the members do not have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them!” (Rom 12:4-6)

To understand the basic categories our mission falls into, click here [link out to Mission page].

Here is a list of the cities where Eudist community houses can be found in the United States Region:

San Diego Local Community:
Solana Beach, CA
Carlsbad, CA

Los Angeles Local Community:
Chatsworth, CA
Camarillo, CA

Community members “abroad”:
Phoenix, AZ
Buffalo, NY
Quebec City, Canada
Rome, Italy

“The house or the Local Community is the fundamental cell of the Congregation… Whatever their ministry, the Eudists therein strive to live a real fraternity of prayer, charity and participation… so that their communities may be ‘schools of holiness for all who come to live in them.’”
(CJM Constitutions 35, 62, 86)