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—"Thoughtful Christians in search of mature faith"

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Who are we?

Word and Life is an adult Faith Community based in Santa Barbara, California, founded and guided by a group of Catholic laypersons. In an atmosphere of study, song, prayer, friendship, and dialogue the community provides sacred space for all those who hunger and thirst for a deeper relationship with God and others.

In the spirit of the Gospels, we support:

We are committed to these core principles:

Would you like to see and hear more?

If you are an adult with an inquisitive mind, open to the deeper values of spirituality found in the Christian/Catholic tradition (regardless of your current church affiliation or possible degree of alienation), and willing to consider and discuss some of the most challenging questions that humans face, please consider coming as an observer to a Word and Life meeting. We are located in Santa Barbara, California.