How Do I Learn More About Community?
One of the community children, age 10, works with a mare and her little foal. The children in community study Parelli Natural Horsemanship and love to learn about how a horse learns. From 6 years old and up, they do their part in training the horses. There is no better way to raise children than in an agrarian setting.
Because community life is a specific desire of Our Lady, the fullness of Our Lady’s messages can be understood and lived in community more deeply and fully than can be understood and lived as individuals or families alone without the setting of community life. The power and authority behind a Friend of Medjugorje’s writings and teachings comes from him having lived first what he writes about, many times individually walking with Our Lady, but often also grown in understanding and wisdom regarding the messages through the experiences lived within community.
In 2004, when answering a question presented to him about his writings and materials, part of his answer spoke to this idea of being able to go deeper into the messages because of community. A Friend of Medjugorje stated:
The works of a Friend of Medjugorje contain what he has lived through in his walk with Our Lady and in community life. His numerous writings in printed form and on Medjugorje.com, and his talks, radio broadcasts, etc., therefore, all contain at least some aspect of cognition gained about community life in general and the Community of Caritas in particular, even if that lesson is not deliberately pointed out as such. On the page previous to this one, the “home page” for the Community of Caritas section, the 12 smaller buttons (prayer, work, family life, etc.) provide more detailed information about specific aspects of the way of life lived in the Community of Caritas. At the end of the article for each of those buttons, we provide links to some of the works of a Friend of Medjugorje to help you further understand each of those aspects of community life.
If, after reading and applying what you read and hear, you still feel a burning desire to be even more closely connected to the Community of Caritas’ way of life, you are not alone…
There are those who desire to go deeper into the Messages of Our Lady of Medjugorje to incorporate them into their own life. How does one begin to make steps towards that? And… how can one gain a deeper cognition of “A Way” as lived out in the Community of Caritas? And… how can one become, at a higher level, an Apostle of Our Lady in leading others to Her Way?
For more information about joining the Community of Caritas Extended Community and sharing its blessings upon you, visit the Caritas Extended Community page.