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Catechism in a Year

Sunday, June 17, 2018

192. What is the consecrated life?

The consecrated life is a state of life recognized by the Church. It is a free response to a special call from Christ by which those consecrated give themselves completely to God and strive for the perfection of charity moved by the Holy Spirit. This consecration is characterized by the practice of the evangelical counsels.

Further reading: CCC 914-916, 944

193. What can the consecrated life give to the mission of the Church?

The consecrated life participates in the mission of the Church by means of a complete dedication to Christ and to one's brothers and sisters witnessing to the hope of the heavenly Kingdom.

Further reading: CCC 931-933, 945

These excerpts are from the Compendium of the CCC
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