FAQ

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?

In addition to John 15:16 (quoted on the Home page of this site), my ministry is also founded on 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).