The lay eremites of the Contemplatives of Life are free to follow the eremitical/cenobitic observances
as long as it does not adversely impact their state-in-life. A majority of our lay eremites are single, although we
do have married members.
Those desiring to progress to the consecrated
eremitical state according to canon 603 are required to be a lay eremite first. Membership as a Dr. Gianna's Assistants
for Life member is likewise required.
Both lay and canonical
eremites can follow whichever spirituality leads them to God. The pro-life devotions are not spirituality-specific.
Please click here for the Dr. Gianna's Assistants for Life yahoo group.
The distinctive garb for the Lay CL is based on women's modest modern fashions, mainly because we have
all women members at the present time. When praying at the clinic, one is permitted to represent our organization by
wearing a white skirt, pink shirt or blouse, pink hoodie with Precious Feet surrounded by the Crown of Thorns pin, and small
light blue tiechel.
Since Judeo-Christianity is patrilineal, we wear the light blue tiechel on our heads as a sign of
submission to the One True Living God, and His Son, Jesus Christ. The wearing of the light blue tiechel is also reparation
for abortion being human sacrifice in pagan circles.