Archbishop Aquila, Archdiocese of Denver, sent to me today a letter of support for the good work being done by Attollo in Northern Colorado. In the letter he states that the goal of Attollo is to lift up men and women at all levels of business by forming and encouraging Catholic executives and business owners to pursue excellence in every area of their life.
Indeed, Attollo equips business leaders with the tools and skills to integrate the conflicting demands of their faith, their work and family so they can live a life of authenticity. Additionally the poor will also be lifted from poverty through the growth of businesses that are run by these virtuous business leaders.
Admittedly, the concept of Attollo is hard to grasp in this day and age. Henry Ford is reported to have quipped, “Why is it that I always get the whole person when what I really want is a pair of hands?” The industrial revolution did a great job tearing the heart and soul from the body of the person at the gates of the workplace. Many businesses still only want the parts of the whole person such as the brain or brawn, but since the beginning of time through today the whole person still keeps showing up to work!
Attollo is creating business owners and leaders who will embrace, acknowledge and sew back together the whole person. It’s a tough job but its time has come.Share