I wanted to introduce the new blog for the Christian Life Communities in the Southern United States. The idea will be that CLC groups will post a little now and then, keeping other CLC groups up on happenings. It’s also a great way for non-CLC’ers to come to know the spirit of CLC.

I’m pretty new at my job as Ecclesial Assistant here in the south, so I should also introduce myself: I’m Fr. John Brown, S.J. and I’ve been a Jesuit since 2000. I was only just ordained in June of 2011, so along with my new assignment at the Jesuit parish, Sacred Heart, in El Paso, Texas, I’ve been asked to serve as the new southern EA.

I’m native to Louisiana, but have had a chance to live in lots of places. One of the things I look forward to as EA will be the opportunities I’ll have to meet folks from all over, committed to my favorite things: Ignatian Spirituality, community and a discerning eye and enthusiasm for a God-given mission.