FAITH & LIGHT
"If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of
the afflicted then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom
be as the noonday and the Lord will guide you continually
and Light believes that each person however profoundly he or she may be
disabled is called to be a source of grace and peace for the whole
community, for the church and for all humanity."
and Light Charter
The Vocation of Faith and Light
Faith and Light is a community movement. At the
heart of these communities are people wounded in varying degrees by an
intellectual disability These communities are not residential but rather
communities whose members meet at regular intervals and create between
themselves links which become deeper and deeper through the sharing of
their difficulties and their hope: sharing times of festivity, prayer
and Eucharistic celebration and or other spiritual times. These
communities are usually made up of about 30 people consisting of
family,. intellectually disabled and friends. Its other main concern is
to integrate itself within the activities of society.
Community which meets
Each meeting includes a time of talking and
listening to one another. The essential thing, is to form personal
relationships within which we discover the suffering and the gifts of
one another Sometimes the sharing is verbal, other times it is in the
context of a Faith and Light activity. In this way we seek to carry one
another's burdens, to encourage and support each other and to respond to
the needs of each one. Through friendship made up of tenderness and
fidelity, we become signs of the love of God for one another.
Community of Celebration
From faithful friendship springs the joy
characteristic of the Faith and Light Community It is God who calls us
together and enables us to discover the covenant which unites us: we are
no longer alone.
Community of Prayer
Jesus came to announce the Good News to the poor. We are all loved by the Father. Jesus gave his life for the flock. He feeds them with his body. That is why the personal meeting and celebration find their culmination in prayer, in union with God and the celebration of the Eucharist and/or other spiritual gatherings.