We are an Association of ordinary every-day faithful Catholics in the Roman Catholic Tradition who draw our life-breath from the Church, in the Church, and with the Church by actively participating in her liturgical prayer and sacramental life at the parish level; and, by living the evangelical counsels of chastity, poverty, and obedience (properly understood: see Covenant #13-15) according to our state in life.
We believe that the universal healing and restoration of marriages and families is at the forefront of the New Evangelization of the World. In his Letter to Families, Pope John Paul II said, “The history of mankind, the history of salvation passes by way of the family. The family is placed at the center of the great struggle between good and evil, between life and death, between love and all that is opposed to love. To the family is entrusted the task of striving, first and foremost, to unleash the forces of good, the source of which is found in Christ, the Redeemer of Man” (#23).
Our primary mission within the New Evangelization is to help bring spiritual revival to families by means of the sacramental graces of the Church. We carry out this mission by joyfully and enthusiastically establishing weekly Family Prayer Night Devotions and Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration within our own parish communities as a means to foster and support daily prayer in the home; and by assisting parents and families in providing authentic Family Chastity Formation in Virtue & Purity of Heart as presented in our free book Theology of the Body for Families & Single People. Through family associations like Communitas Dei Patris, we will surely realize an authentic renewal of marriages and families by living, promoting, and defending the Catholic way of life. In this way, we can be confident that the New Evangelization will bear much fruit on a local level and eventually lead to a new springtime within the Universal Church.
Communitas Dei Patris is a movement of the spirit. We are a family of families, and as members of this family, we have no national, regional, or local organizations to join; no membership forms to complete; no meetings to attend; and no dues to be paid. We are on a pilgrimage together, so when joining this family, members set aside worldly personal position, rank and social status to become brothers and sisters of one family in Christ within the larger family of the Catholic Church, and in one spirit of love journey home together to the house of our heavenly Father.
The St. Louis de Montfort consecration itself contains the interior rule that governs the heart of our members. The consecration involves a renewal of the vows of baptism, a renunciation of Satan, and a total offering of oneself to Jesus through Mary, “to carry my cross after Him all the days of my life.” Living this consecration in communion with others is an ideal that inspires great hope, joy, and optimism.