Who is SOLT?
The Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT) is a society of apostolic life, an international missionary community composed of priests, consecrated sisters and brothers, and lay members serving together on ecclesial teams in areas of deepest need.
Founded in 1958 by Fr. James Flanagan, SOLT’s vision and charism anticipated many of the movements of Vatican II, including the role of the laity in evangelization, the significance of Our Lady’s relationship with each Person of the Trinity, and communion as the foundation of all renewal within the Church.
Saint John Paul II said, “God, in his deepest mystery, is not a solitude but a family…since He has in himself fatherhood, son-ship and the essence of family, which is love.” We are called to communion. Each human person, made in the image of the God who is communion, longs for such expression and experience of love.
SOLT was founded to be a tangible manifestation of this Trinitarian reality of communion. As Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity models, we live as she did, from a communion that has its source in God and that extends out to all peoples:
Communion with God in imitation of Mary.
Communion on our teams of priests, consecrated sisters and brothers, and lay faithful.
Communion with all - especially the most abandoned, lonely, isolated and forgotten.
The fulfillment of the desires of the human heart for communion can be found only in God, and in our participation as a family in His inner life. People intuitively know this communion cannot only be spoken about or even merely conceived or crafted…
It must be a lived experience.