Welcome to Not Saints Yet, a new organization whose goal is to evangelize, or re-evangelize, Catholics, especially those in recovery.
If you heard me on Gus LLoyd’s show Seize the Day and are interested in getting involved in a group with other Catholics in recovery please drop me a line and I will try to put you in touch with an existing Calix unit. If there isn’t one in your area we can look to see if we have been contacted by others in your area and can help you start your own unit. For men, The King’s Men is another alternative. Not focused on addiction recovery but a great way for men to get together and work towards sanctity!
If you are aware of other organizations that are helping Catholics in recovery, please forward information to me as my plan is to become a clearinghouse of exactly this type of information.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church, in paragraphs 2013-2014, states:
“All Christians in any state or walk of life are called to be the fullness of Christian life and to the perfection of charity.”(Lumen Gentium 40). All are called to holiness: “Be perfect as your heavenly is perfect.”(Matthew 5:48)
In order to reach this perfection the faithful should use the strength dealt out to them by Christ’s gift, so that…doing the will of the father in everything, they may wholeheartedly devote themselves to the glory of God and to the service of their neighbor. Thus the holiness of the People of God will grow in fruitful abundance, as is clearly shown in the history of the Church through the lives of so many saints. (Lumen Gentium, 40)
Spiritual progress tends toward ever more intimate union with Christ.
To that end, the mission of Not Saints Yet is to remind Christians, including those in or in need of recovery from an addicition, of the universal call to holiness. We seek to be a starting point in the recovery process and enhance the journey of those in recovery by accessing the many gifts of the Catholic Church.
We pray that through the intercession of our patron Venerable Matt Talbot that we are able to reach those seeking relief from addiction and to encourage them to consider investigating the Catholic Church to learn about all things spiritual. Fundamental to the recovery process is a spiritual awakening or spiritual experience. It is our belief that the best way to fully experience that spiritual awakening is through an encounter with Jesus Christ. The Catholic Church offers the fullness of all that Jesus Christ taught and with the Church we can meet Him personally through the Sacraments and traditions that we have practiced for over 2,000 years.