We left all behind to answer Christ’s call to follow Him. We dedicated our lives to this mission of supporting families as they make their way to heaven, because we believe that families are worth it. Ours is a life of purpose and a gift of love.
Who are we? The Catholic Corps.
God revealed His love to each of us in a personal way. His love impacted us. It consumed us. It awakened in us a longing to give ourselves back to Him, to love Him in return. So when Christ asked us if we would sacrifice everything to follow Him, we said yes.
Strengthened by the grace of Baptism to answer His call, we consecrated ourselves to God by private vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience. We live our consecration of life as members of the AFC, and we fully participate in its exciting mission of supporting families through our prayer and service. Each day, we seek the Holy Family’s guidance as we continue with this mission.
This is our vocation. It is one of the greatest gifts we have received.
Daily personal and communal prayer help us to unite our entire lives with God, our primary love. Our prayer life includes daily Mass, morning prayer, Eucharistic adoration, and the Rosary.
Our community is our family! We live in homes and share meals and activities together, just like families do.
We believe families are important! By our work and prayers, we support families and desire that they may come to know Christ more closely.
Our community members are our brothers and sisters in Christ. We bring our individual strengths and weaknesses to the community, but we support each other through life’s challenges and walk together in our journey toward heaven. Each member is an important part of our community. If one person was missing, the community would not be the same!
Men and women live in separate communities to preserve appropriate boundaries and help us to more perfectly live our vow of chastity.
We began to discern the Catholic Corps vocation by visiting the community, first for a weekend and later on for 6 weeks. After that, when we still felt drawn to the vocation, we asked to enter into deeper discernment with the community.
We continued to discern our vocation to the Catholic Corps over the next 6–8 years. Along this journey, we tested whether God desired us to be part of this mission or if He wanted us to serve Him in another way. When our discernment was completed, we consecrated ourselves to God for life by private vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience.
We invite men and women ages 18–35, who are in good physical and psychological health, to contact us if they feel drawn to the Catholic Corps vocation.
After we get to know you a little, we can arrange a weekend for you to come and visit. Following a weekend visit, we can set up a 6-week “Look See” visit if you are still feeling drawn to our vocation. “Look See” visits generally take place in January, April, and November. Entrance to the community happens annually on the first Saturday of October.
Read our brochure to learn more about our way of life.