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What is the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae?

Sodalitium Christianae Vitae - English / What is the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae?

The Sodalitium Christianae Vitae is a society of lay apostolic life, approved by Pope Saint John Paul II in 1997.

We Sodalits are Catholics, lay people and clerics, who recognize a call to respond to the Lord by fully consecrating our lives to the apostolate of the Church, with a special emphasis on service to young people, the poor and in the areas where culture develops.

Living in community with our brothers, and freely assuming in the Church the commitments of obedience and apostolic celibacy, we aspire to conformation with Christ through the path of a relationship of filial love with the Virgin Mary.

What is a Society of Apostolic Life?

The Sodalitium is a Society of Lay Apostolic Life of pontifical right. This means that its members, called sodalits, are largely lay, and the Superior General as well as the superiors of the regions and communities are also lay.

Within the multiple forms of associated life in the Catholic Church are the Societies of Apostolic Life. As the Code of Canon Law points out (nn. 731ff), the members of the Societies of Apostolic Life seek the apostolic goal proper to the society, aspiring to the perfection of charity through the observance of their Constitutions.

The Societies of Apostolic Life are also characterized because their members lead a fraternal life in common.

Where is the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae?

Currently the Sodalitium carries out its apostolic mission in 9 countries: Argentina , Brazil , Chile , Colombia , Costa Rica , Ecuador , United States , Italy and Peru .

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