The Mother of God Community (www.motherofgod.org) is a Catholic and ecumenical charismatic community, founded in 1968 as a fruit of Vatican Council II and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the twentieth century. Their mission is to glorify Jesus Christ by living the gospel and growing in the knowledge of God through prayer, fellowship, evangelization and service. Members include Christians from all walks of life – families, singles, priests and consecrated women – who are united by the call to live the “spirituality of Pentecost” in covenant with one another. Mother of God Community life is rooted in the grace of baptism in the Spirit, an encounter with the living Christ which brings alive our participation in the Church through the Word of God and the Eucharist. From this grace flows an interior revelation of the lordship of Jesus, a thirst to read the Scriptures, the prayer of praise, an expectant faith that God speaks to His children, and the experience of new life in the Spirit through the power of the cross of Christ. The name Mother of God was chosen as a reminder that we are called to receive and treasure the Word of God like Mary. By yielding ourselves to God that Christ may be formed in us, we become vessels through which Christ is brought forth into the world. The Community is canonically recognized within the Archdiocese of Washington as a Private Association of the Faithful and is a member of the Vatican’s Catholic Fraternity of Charismatic Covenant Communities and Fellowships (www.catholicfraternity.net/wordpress/about-us/).
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