Q: What is a solitary?
A: A solitary is a consecrated religious who lives a prayer-focused life, either alone or with a relatively small group of people (usually 2-4 people). This is in contrast to a monk, nun, religious brother, or religious sister who lives out their vocation in community with a much larger group of people (10, 20, 30 … 40 people or more).
Q: What do you do all day?
A: Prayer is a large part of my life. I pray the Liturgy of the Hours every morning and every evening. I also pray the Rosary (I have a devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary).
Q: What is the Scriptural Basis of your ministry?
Our ministry is rooted in John 15:16 :
“I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit.“
and 2 Corinthians 3:5-6 :
“Our competence comes from God. He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.”
Q: Describe your theology.
A: I see myself as being a Christian syncretist. I draw from Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox traditions.
Q: What is the Universal Life Church?
A: We are a non-denominational, interfaith spiritual community. We believe that it is ultimately God who ordains a person to the ministry (as opposed to a church, denomination, or institution).