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education
positive significant change in knowledge, attitude, and skills
spiritual growth
an ever changing (growing) expression of a persons personal relationship with God
love
willingness to meet the needs of the others even if it means sacrifice
S.P.I.E.S
the 5 ways we are growing
Spiritually, Physically, Intellectually, Emotionally, and Socially
what 5 ways are we growing?
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes him shall gain eternal life
John 3:16
When i was a child, i used to talk like a child, think like a child and reason like a child, when i became a woman i put childish ways aside
1 Corinthians 13:11
Apostolic Succession
the uninterrupted passing on of apostolic preaching and authority from the apostles directly to all bishops
canonized
a deceased catholics having been publicly and officially proclaimed a saint
Canon of Scripture
the list of books of the bible officially recognized as sacred, inspired writings; developed by the council of hippo in 393 AD
cloistered
adj indicating a religious order whose members rarely leave the monastery or convent that is their home
deposit of faith
heritage of faith contained in sacred scripture and sacred tradition
ecumenism
movement to restore unity among all christian churches and, ultimately, of all people throughout "the whole wide world"
evangelists
based on a word for "good news"in general anyone who actively works to spread the gospel of jesus; more commonly and specifically the persons traditionally recognized as authors of the 4 gospels
Ex cathedra
a latin phrase that literally means "out of the chair"
gentile
someone who isn't a jew
Infallible
the pope's statements are true and without error when "he proclaims by a definitive act a doctrine pertaining to faith or morals"
inspired
written by human beings with the guidance of the holy spirit to teach without error those truths necessary for our salvation
interreligious dialogue
church's efforts to build relations with other world religions such as Judaism and Islam
Magisterium
official authoritative teaching voice of the church
martyrs
people who suffer death because of their beliefs
non-canonical
writing that are not part of a canon
patriarchs
ancient fathers of the jewish people, who stories are recounted in the book of genesis
revelation
gods self disclosure to us
saints
ordinary people who lived in the midst of difficulties uncertainties and suffering
salvation history
pattern of specific salvific events in humans history that reveal God's presence and saving actions
sanctify
to make holy
sanctifying grace
is supernatural gift of God by which our sins are forgiven, we are made holy, and our friendship with God is restored
Supernatural
prediction on a phenomenon that is completely above the laws of nature; Beyond the powers of creation and is the result of God's gratuitous action
theology
study of God; The academic discipline an effort to understand interpret and order our experience of God and Christian faith
tradition
The process of passing on the gospel message
vocation
a calling from God to fulfill a particular purpose or mission in life
abba
a way of addressing god the father used by Jesus to call to attention to his and our intimate relationship with his heavenly father,
advocate
someone who is on our side, to help us, strengthen us, and empowers us for holiness.
amen
translation of the hebrew word that means "so be it"
beatitude
state of eternal happiness with God in heaven
catholic
universal
christ
anointed one, jewish people would anoint their kings heads with oil to show to show that they were especially selected and chosen by god
christology
literally the study of Christ, the systematic statement of Christian beliefs about Jesus Christ, including his identity, mission and saving work on earth
church fathers
teachers and writers in the early church, many of whom were bishops, whose teachings are a witness to the apostolic tradition
Covenant
a personal, solemn of faithful love that involves mutual commitment & creates a sacred relationship
creed
a short summary, statement, or profession of faith
Deus Caritas Est
pope benedicts XIV first encyclical
divine economy
also known as the economy of salvation, this refers to God's eternal plan and his actions for the salvation of humanity
doctrine
an official, authoritative teaching of the church based on the revelation of God
ecumenical council
a worldwide gathering of catholic bishops convened by the pope to discuss and resolve issues and problems the church is facing
encyclical
a letter written by the pope and sent to the whole church and at times, beyond the church to the whole world; commonly focused on church teaching regarding a particular issue or currently important matter
filial
having to do with the relationship of a child to his/her parents
incarnate
to become flesh, specifically God the son assuming nature
god saves
what does the name jesus mean?
Last Judgement
judgement of the human race by Jesus at his 2nd coming as noted in the Nicene Creed; aka as Final Judgement
messiah
hebrew word for anointed one
Monotheism
The belief in and worship of only one God
nicene creed
the formal statement or profession of faith commonly recited during the eucharist
Pentecost
in the scripture the event in which the early followers of jesus received the holy spirit
philosophy
in greek this word literally means "love of wisdom" refers to the study of human existence using logical reasoning
Salvation History
the pattern of specific events in human history that revealed god's presence and saving actions
solemnities
important holy days in the catholic liturgical calendar such as christmas, easter
trinity
the truth that God, although one, is 3 divine persons, the father, the son, and the holy spirit
unbegotten
god has always existed , without beginning or end
messiah
hebrew word for anointed one
Monotheism
The belief in and worship of only one God
nicene creed
the formal statement or profession of faith commonly recited during the eucharist
Pentecost
in the scripture the event in which the early followers of jesus received the holy spirit
philosophy
in greek this word literally means "love of wisdom" refers to the study of human existence using logical reasoning
solemnities
important holy days in the catholic liturgical calendar such as christmas, easter