Souls of the Christian Apostolate (SOCA) is a lay apostolic effort. Our mission is to make apostles through spiritually-formative friendship (and in-depth accountability and study). The aim is conversion of young adults toward perfect union and love of God. This is done through relational ministry (i.e. one-on-one meetings and friendship). Rather than aiming for outreach to many, SOCA aims to form a few but in a very deep way, rooted in the Church’s tradition of spiritual theology; disciples are held accountable to daily mental prayer and a basic rule of life (i.e. spiritual resolutions). The belief is that these individuals will become apostls in their own right with such a disciplined and zealous interior life, and will set the world on fire with the evangelization to which the Holy Ghost calls them to.
SOCA , a nonprofit incorporation, was founded in 2018 by Kevin Roerty. After spending time in various places and traditions (including Europe, traditional Dominican religious life, and a lay Catholic missionary organization), Kevin saw a need for interior formation of young Catholics who are facing world that makes spiritual growth nearly impossible alone. With his experience and learning (in evangelization, spiritual theology, and from mentors) and seeing no such existent movement, he decided to initiate this himself. He is currently the only full-time missionary, though others may be invited to join after SOCA is more established in the next year.
SOCA operates primarily in one location (see SOCA’s Denver Apostolate), but has disciples around the country. There are currently 4 SOCA disciples, and many more influenced.
SOCA’s method is specifically geared toward forming individuals in mental prayer, basic Catholic doctrine, essential habits for leading a disciplined life, and how to evangelize. See the “Method” page for more.
The primary books of formation: “The Baltimore Catechism”, “Conversation with Christ” by Peter Rohrbach, “Soul of the Apostolate” by Dom Chautard, and “The Three Ways of the Spiritual Life” by Father Garigou LaGrange, O.P. See the “Reading List” page for more.
SOCA missionaries are dependent on the financial support of mission partners. If you would like to contact SOCA or feel called to support the mission, contact Kevin: firstname.lastname@example.org or 9708173748. Here is the link for online support.
If you have questions, check out the FAQ page.