About Venture Fidelis
By our Baptism we are to be disciples of the Lord Jesus. And to live as true disciples of Christ, everything about us must be measured and guided by the Gospel, including our daily work. Human labor and enterprise have a God given dignity, and it is largely through the hallowing of daily work that lay Catholics grow in holiness. The Center for Evangelical Catholicism launched the initiative Venture Fidelis to help Catholics sanctify their work so that we might live as better disciples of the Lord Jesus, who himself lived as a carpenter who did all things well.
Venture Fidelis Businesses
The mainstay of this initiative is an effort to help give American business entities the opportunity to possess and exhibit a clearly defined, explicitly stated, and legally expressed Catholic identity as a Venture Fidelis (faithful venture) Business.
Catholic Business Leaders Network
We have successfully launched a Catholic Business Leaders Network for Catholic business owners in Upstate South Carolina that meets monthly. These breakfasts have been a great way for Catholic leaders in the marketplace to collaborate, share best practices, and encourage one another in the constant struggle to keep Christ at the center of all we do.
Young Catholic Professionals Mentoring Program
We are harnessing the success of our Catholic Business Leaders network and are in the process of creating a program of spiritual and professional mentorship for young Catholic business professionals. More details to come in the upcoming weeks.