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Theme 4 Test Theology IV (Sister Lisa)
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Describe the Universal Call to Holiness.
-our first vocation
-requires a response
-affected by states in life, circumstances, society, etc.
-calls us to be personifications of goodness and friends of God
How does the Universal Call to Holiness work?
we are first moved by the spirit of God and then we obey the voice of the Father and worship Him in spirit and in truth
Who is called to holiness?
By what does our holiness and relationship with God grow?
by praying and needing God's mercies
Name the 3 senses of vocation.
1. Universal Call to Holiness
2. Marriage/family, consecrated single life, religious life, or priesthood?
3. What is the immediate mission God is calling me to right now?
What is the 2nd sense vocation really?
the primary relationship by which you become who you are called to be- not completely stable
What are the apostles called to be?
-an apostle, like the first apostle, following in the footsteps of Christ and making him known and loved
-an apostle of love, living in union with Christ in conformity to the gospel and giving herself in love to her brothers and sisters as Christ did
-an apostle of reparation, contributing to the restoration and renewal of the kingdom of God in the world through her life of prayer, active charity, and self-offering
What does being an apostle require?
free will and God's grace
What are the forms of consecrated life?
1. hermits or anchorites-live lives of silence and simplicity
2. consecrated virgins- woman who feels called to dedicate her life to Christ as a virgin
3. monastic life (monks, nuns, and brothers)- total silence and 4 vows (+stability)
4. consecrated lay persons and clerics (religious sisters, brothers, and priests)- profess 3 vows
What is consecrated life?
total and radical dedication of one's life to God and His kingdom
What is the goal of consecrated life?
perfection of charity (agape) by the profession and living the evangelical counsels
What is the origin of consecrated life?
a free response to Christ's invitation
Describe religious sisters.
-among the people
-perpetual simple vows
-perpetual solemn vows
What are perpetual solemn vows?
renounces ownership of all her temporal goods
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