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Religious Life, Secular Institutes and Societies of Apostolic Life

Religious life was born in the East during the first centuries of Christianity. Lived within institutes canonically erected by the Church, it is distinguished from other forms of consecrated life by its liturgical character, public profession of the evangelical counsels, … Continue reading

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The Eremitic Life and Consecrated Virgin

Without always professing the three evangelical counsels publicly, hermits “devote their life to the praise of God and salvation of the world through a stricter separation from the world, the silence of solitude and assiduous prayer and penance.” They manifest … Continue reading

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The Consecrated Life

“The state of life which is constituted by the profession of the evangelical counsels, while not entering into the hierarchical structure of the Church, belongs undeniably to her life and holiness.” Evangelical counsels, consecrated life Christ proposes the evangelical counsels, … Continue reading

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CHRIST’S FAITHFUL – HIERARCHY, LAITY, CONSECRATED LIFE

“The Christian faithful are those who, inasmuch as they have been incorporated in Christ through Baptism, have been constituted as the people of God; for this reason, since they have become sharers in Christ’s priestly, prophetic, and royal office in … Continue reading

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Christ is the Head of the Church

Christ “is the head of the body, the Church.” He is the principle of creation and redemption. Raised to the Father’s glory, “in everything he (is) preeminent,” especially in the Church, through whom he extends his reign over all things. Christ unites … Continue reading

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The Church’s Origin, Foundation and Mission

We begin our investigation of the Church’s mystery by meditating on her origin in the Holy Trinity’s plan and her progressive realization in history. “The eternal Father, in accordance with the utterly gratuitous and mysterious design of his wisdom and … Continue reading

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The Church Ultimate Trial

Before Christ’s second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers. The persecution that accompanies her pilgrimage on earth will unveil the “mystery of iniquity” in the form of a religious deception offering … Continue reading

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