"Cloistered in Simplicity"











The Community of Christ the Sower
Formed in the Reformation. Formed again for today.

Christ the Sower

THE COMMUNITY OF CHRIST THE SOWER is a religious order for men or women, married or single, living in community or living in their own homes. We invite you to peruse our website and get to know us better. We invite you with the words of our Lord, ‘Come and see!’

Originally founded in 1626 in England, our Community is unique in many ways. For one, our Rule of Life is seeker-driven, which means that within the context of the Holy Rule, each individual develops their own program under the direction of a spiritual advisor. This flexibility allows each one to adapt discipline to the specific call on his or her life. Also, we are open to any baptized Christian of mature faith. Our roots go deep into the Anglican tradition, but we are open to the working of the Spirit and the ecumenical implications in Christ's prayer of John 17:21, "that they may all be one". Third, we provide different levels of membership in order to accommodate the necessity of work and family demands that members may have to adjust for.

We practice intentional simplicity and respect for the earth as God's creation, believing that our connection to the environment is an integral component of our own redemption. Man was put in the garden to tend and keep it [Genesis 2:15], and both Jeremiah [12:4] and Hosea [4:2-3] describe how the creation entrusted to us suffers when we fail in that God-given responsibility. We speak an ancient language to a modern world, and walk the Benedictine way with Christ the Sower, finding our mission statement in Jeremiah 6:16, which was paraphrased by Nicholas Ferrar in his final words:

This is what the LORD says: Stand at the crossroads and look;
ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it.

If you’ve ever felt called to a deeper prayer life but didn’t know how to go about it;
If you’ve ever wondered if there was some way to deepen your relationship with the Lord but weren’t sure how to proceed;
If you’ve ever felt that somehow the work-and-spend roller coaster of modern life was not where you wanted or needed to be;
If you find yourself wishing for greater commitment in your Christian walk, greater simplicity in your daily life and more peace in your soul, then perhaps the Community of Christ the Sower is the place for you.

Our lives look like everyone else’s from the outside. We go to work, we pay our bills, we worship at Church and at home, but we are different. We are called; Called to live a disciplined, focused and Spirit-filled life for the sake of Him who first loved us and called us. We care for each other, our fellow men and our planet. We live simple lives in imitation of the simple Man of Nazareth and, also in imitation of Him, we sow seeds of faith by our unadorned, dedicated witness to something greater than ourselves, namely, the saving love of God and His only, divine Son Jesus Christ.

If any of this speaks to you, then please contact us for more information. Also pray and talk to spiritual people and, in the final analysis, we urge you with the words spoken by the Blessed Mother to the servants at Cana, “Do whatever He tells you.”

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This page last updated on 30-mar-2019

Community of Christ the Sower
Yreka, California
Rev'd Chris Enda-Luke CCS, Superior

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