What IT's all about.
Friendship is the desire of every human heart- to be in meaningful communion with others, beyond obligation. The Holy Spirit abides in families drawn together in friendship. Such friendship is anchored in God who is Himself a Communion of Persons, the very definition of LOVE - as each Person constantly pours Himself out for the other. This is what IT’s all about: Image Trinity. In Him we discover who we are, what we are to do, and are flooded with supernatural grace to be IT.
What does IT looks like? An entire community being transformed in Love.
Dynamic retreats and events. Engaging television and radio programs showcasing families Living IT. Dynamic resources. Integration through web and social media. Dynamic integration and partnership with Eucharistic communities.
When families discover their identity, they get IT more and more, and become a vital basis for extending IT to other families in need. Imagine-- PreCana, Marriage Encounter and other programs not being an end, but an initiation into a vital community- one grounded in friendship, and fully integrated into local parishes, but accepting that vitality comes from the “living it out” beyond church walls... leaven in the world.
This vision is already happening. Here in Erie, Pennsylavania we are a growing network of families united in friendship and committed to a common vision and mission... a desire to be more deeply formed by our Image of the Trinity, and to live out the implications of that identity.
Under the patronage of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Blessed John Paul II, our dream to build a large family retreat on the water here in Erie, as a warm, welcoming, prayer-filled environment for vital family-transformation in our own area, and as a spring board to the rest of the country... including publications, radio, television, resources, programs and conferences. If you are called to help us make this vision a reality, please shoot us an email. Above all, please join us in prayer and work that we all might more fully Image the Trinity.
Become what you are, and the world will know God who IS Love!
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