Christian Life Movement

Christian Life Movement

The Christian Life Movement (CLM; Spanish Movimiento de Vida Cristiana MVC) is a lay ecclesial movement, founded in 1985, in Peru. At that time a number of initiatives from members of the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae, now a Society of Apostolic Life, had already begun to bloom. Luis Fernando Figari, the Founder of the Sodalitium, conceived the idea of gathering those people and initiatives together in an ecclesiastic movement.

Communities of the Christian Life Movement have been spreading throughout Peru and neighboring countries in America ever since. As time went by, with the maturity and the growth of the movement, it received the Holy See's recognition as International Association of Christian Faithful of Pontifical Right. This took place on March 23, 1994, the feast day of Saint Turibius of Mongrovejo, who was Archbishop of Lima and Primate of much of Latin America between 1580 and 1606. The pastoral responsibility of Archbishop Saint Turibius extended throughout Latin America from Leon in Nicaragua to Chile and Argentina. Due partly to this, he has been proclaimed Patron of the Bishops of Latin America by the Holy Father.

The Christian Life Movement obtained recognition of the Apostolic See through a Decree of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, presided over by His Excellency Cardinal Eduardo Pironio.

Since then the expansion of the Christian Life Movement has continued. There are now many communities and individual members in different countries of America and Europe.

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