January 27, 2023


The Mission of Cor Unum

Cor Unum seeks to establish and sustain intentional communities according to the values of the Catholic Church in service to our local Diocese. Throughout scripture, we encounter the power of the Christian Community. In the book of Acts, we learn how the first Christians relied on Christ and formed a community of friendship, accountability, and strength. For this reason, Cor Unum upholds the core values of charity, respect, and support. None of us can do it alone.

“The community of believers was of one heart and mind (cor unum et anima una), and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they had everything in common.” (Acts 4:32)

This verse about the early Christians committed to living in harmony provides the inspiration for our moniker—Cor Unum. As St. Davinus the Pilgrim said, “Our joy is made complete in the companions God gives us.” Community brings us out of the isolating prison of the self, invites us into love, and calls us to greater a unity and life than we could ever accomplish alone.

This non-profit exists to serve the spiritual good of the Diocese of Baton Rouge. As such, we anticipate the emergence of different types of intentional communities serving different pastoral needs. Each community will uphold these core principles of charity, respect, and support while differing in their concrete directives. Cor Unum is not formally affiliated with the Diocese of Baton Rouge but is obedient to the Diocesan Bishop and will not act contrary to his will. Please pray for this apostolate.