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The Lumen Institute held our annual National Summit in NYC at the University Club over the weekend of Oct 14th-16th.  Over 80 individuals attended and included members, spouses, LC Chaplains and Consecrated women. Every Chapter was represented and by all accounts it was a big success. One of the highlights was Mass on Sunday morning at St Patrick’s Cathedral with Cardinal Dolan assisted by 7 of our LC priests. Beyond the development of friendships and camaraderie there were reflections and testimonials from outside speakers, Lumen members and the Chaplains. Jim Hislop and Fr. Mark Haydu gave an update on the many activities, growth and successes throughout the Lumen Chapters over the last year. The overarching theme was “All in”  with our faith and the need to be joyful with our talents and treasures. There was also free time for social and cultural activities that included the high in demand Metropolitan Museum of Art Tour hosted by Steve and Evelyn Auth, Broadway plays, the 9/11 museum and the Metropolitan Museum. The feedback was adamant that we do this event in NYC again next year and we have tentatively scheduled the weekend of Oct. 4th-6th in 2019. We hope to have an even bigger group next year
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Upon entering Lumen you will be pinned with the Lumen Insignia which will remind you of the central mission of Lumen – to enlighten you with Christ’s living gospel, give you an integral formation through the Lumen Virtues and so prepare you to be light for your family, business and community. The Meeting table – Our Lumen insignia represent a board meeting – four individuals seated around a table, planning, evaluating and projecting. It symbolizes when we come together to realize something bigger than ourselves for the good of others, be that our employees, shareholders, family or community. It enables us to be a light and influence for the world around us. In Lumen we do this through our monthly Lumen Leadership Circle. The Four Dots – represent the individual person who is at the heart of Lumen. Each member receives a personalized formation to help him/her achieve balance, success and spiritual growth in all facets of his/her life. When the individual is healthy so will the group be. Lumen member receives Lumen coaching from a legionary of Christ priest who excels in personal formation. Lumen Coaching offers him/her a Business Plan for the Soul. He/she can thus establish a game plan for personal growth in virtue and, with prayer and reflection, be empowered to become a light in the darkness. The L or V – The four L or V that unite the individuals around the table, represent the Core Lumen Virtues. Each area of Character, Faith and Leadership has four related virtues: Character – Prudence, Perseverance, Fairness, Self-Mastery Faith – Spiritual Drive, Prayer, Stewardship, Confidence in God Leadership – Excellence, Integrity, Magnanimity, Influence These virtues, integrated in the life of the Lumen Member, transforms him/her first with the light of Christ and renews his/hers primary relationship as husband, father and apostle. The Cross – These dots and virtues unite around the cross. Christ is the ideal of virtue and love which we strive to imitate. Without Christ at our core and center of all we do, our integral formation would be merely self-serving. With Him, however, we are called and sent out. As Lumen members, we commit to do some form of Lumen Action to bring the light of Christ to others in socially impactful ways. We give a particular focus to mentoring the next generation of Christian business leaders via our Lumen Fellowship Program and other forms of mentoring young business professionals.  
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A special thanks to Jason Trennert, (NYC Lumen member), for contributing to this recent LifeZette article: https://www.lifezette.com/faithzette/strongest-when-we-realize-all-in-this-thing-called-life-together/
A special thanks to Steve and Evelyn Auth from Regnum Christi for contributing to my recent LifeZette article: https://www.lifezette.com/faithzette/rebuilding-homes-needy-christian-thing-to-do/