What is Wildfire?
A concrete means for Catholics to live their faith, coming together in teams that radically strive to live the universal call to holiness in order to renew the Church.
1. Through an ongoing encounter with God, we seek to continually understand and respond to His call for our lives.
2. We strive for holiness as transformation in Christ, in obedience to the Father’s will, through the action of the Holy Spirit.
3. We make Christ’s radical commandment of charity the foundation that practically impacts every aspect of our daily life and compels us to be apostles in the world.
The Raging Wildfire
The urgency and seriousness of this moment demands that, to the absolute best of our ability, we fan the flames of personal holiness into the renewal our Church so desperately needs.
Men and women saints have always been the source and origin of renewal in the most difficult circumstances in the Church’s history.
Today we have the greatest need of saints whom we must beg God to raise up. – St. John Paul II
Wildfire events, are open to anyone, but members commit to: 1. live Wildfire principles in their own life, 2. regularly participate in a local team, 3. share in one-on-one discipleship, 4. contribute to an active apostolate.
Wildfire Groups – In The Upper Room
Wildfire Groups are a return to the Upper Room where the Lord rekindles a fire in our hearts and radically transforms our lives. They are a community passionately striving for holiness to renew the Church.
Dry Kindling – The Wildfire Approach
Wildfire is already happening. In small group fellowship this flame is passed from one person to another and our parishes can experience a radical renewal through a community centered around transformation in Christ.
fan the flames of personal holiness
Wandering in the Desert – Intentional Holiness
Taking responsibility for our life and living intentionally is a tremendous challenge, but it’s the only thing that makes life worth living and embracing that responsibility is the necessary first step to holiness.
Finally Home – Parish Renewal
St. John Paul II describes the parish as “the family of God, a … welcoming home.” Do these words have any meaning today? Is the average parish an experience of home? And what does it mean to be a “home” at all?
Radical Holiness – Personal Renewal
It’s easy to interpret “radical holiness” as something strange and extreme, but nothing is further from the truth. Holiness is “radical” because it touches the deepest parts of who we are.
Hidden Treasures – Seeing Like Christ
Lessons from a priest who restores brass items from churches around town. “People look and only see the tarnished, but I see what they can be. To me, they are beautiful already.”