Consecrated life is another expression of total dedication to Christ in the life of the Church, expressed by vows professed by her members to live out the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience. Being set aside for prayer and work for the kingdom of God, the consecrated members of the Church love out the primary vocation of every Christian to love in an exemplary way that foreshadows the kingdom of heaven.
- Have you ever know a “consecrated person”, that is, a religious brother and sister? If so, what do you remember about him or her?
- Does the call to celibate chastity seem impossible? If so, why? And if not, why?
- Does the idea of living for God alone and being about his concerns appeal to you?
- Have you ever thought about being a “consecrated” person in your life?
“Holiness consists simply in doing God’s will and being just what God wants us to be.” -St. Thérèse of Lisieux