World Christian Life Community is an international association of Christians: men and women, adults and young people, of all social conditions, who want to follow Jesus Christ more closely and work with Him for the building of the Kingdom.
The charism and spirituality of CLC are Ignatian. The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius are both the specific source of our charism and the characteristic instrument of CLC spirituality. The CLC way of life is shaped by the features of Ignatian Christology: austere and simple, in solidarity with the poor and the outcasts of society, integrating contemplation and action, in all things living lives of love and service within the Church, always in a spirit of discernment.
Members make up small groups, which are part of larger communities organized regionally and nationally, all forming ONE World Community. CLC is present on all five continents, in more than sixty countries. The total number of adult members globally is about 25,000, about two thirds of whom are women. In some countries, including the USA, there are also CLC groups among high school and college students.
World CLC is headquartered in Rome and is organized by Regional Teams: Africa, North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe and Middle East. CLC-USA is an active member of the North American team and collaborates periodically with the Canadian and Mexico CLCs.