• How does chastity permit true
  knowledge of another person?
  – Chastity allows true knowledge of the complete
    pers...
• Imagine you are a nun. Woo-hoo!
  Name as many advantages to being a
  nun as you can think of: consider what
  nuns do,...
Where did the concept of
   consecrated religious life
         originate?
1. Poverty, chastity, obedience as seen
   in J...
What freedoms do nuns have (that
 married people do not) for pursuing
  poverty, chastity and obedience?
1. POVERTY: free ...
Of course, this pursuit isn’t easy…

1. Poverty: material hardship
2. Obedience: personal flexibility and
   freedom
3. Ch...
What is the difference between
 active and contemplative orders?
1. Active: work in society; ministry
2. Contemplative: wo...
How do consecrated sisters and brothers
live out the evangelical counsels (poverty,
          obedience and chastity)?

1....
What is the symbolism of
           celibacy?
1. Celibacy is voluntary (just like marriage)
2. Celibacy points to the unio...
What is the significance and
    purpose of a habit?

•“Distinct garb” to be
 visible sign of their
 vocation
Describe the significance of
      religious vows.
  How binding are they?
         1. Postulant
           2. Novice
    ...
• http://www.cmswr.org/member_communiti
  es_cmswr.htm
JOURNAL 12/7
• Tomorrow is the Feast of the Immaculate
  Conception. Mary is our model of perfect
  redemptive suffering. ...
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  1. 1. • How does chastity permit true knowledge of another person? – Chastity allows true knowledge of the complete person—not just a physical intimacy • How does practicing self-denial through chastity help train us for marriage? – Dating “practices” for marriage – Whatever our habits are in dating will be our habits in marriage
  2. 2. • Imagine you are a nun. Woo-hoo! Name as many advantages to being a nun as you can think of: consider what nuns do, wear, own, etc. What might be fun? Next, name some challenges you think would arise in religious life. What things might be hard to give up?
  3. 3. Where did the concept of consecrated religious life originate? 1. Poverty, chastity, obedience as seen in Jesus 2. Virginity as a sign of the kingdom to come (heaven) as seen in Mary
  4. 4. What freedoms do nuns have (that married people do not) for pursuing poverty, chastity and obedience? 1. POVERTY: free from material concerns and worries 2. OBEDIENCE: free to pursue spiritual perfection 3. CHASTITY: free from the responsibilities of marriage and family
  5. 5. Of course, this pursuit isn’t easy… 1. Poverty: material hardship 2. Obedience: personal flexibility and freedom 3. Chastity: loneliness, no physical affection
  6. 6. What is the difference between active and contemplative orders? 1. Active: work in society; ministry 2. Contemplative: work within the community; prayer
  7. 7. How do consecrated sisters and brothers live out the evangelical counsels (poverty, obedience and chastity)? 1. POVERTY: own nothing individually and sometimes as an entire community 2. OBEDIENCE: submit to a religious superior or the local bishop 3. CHASTITY: remain celibate and “marry” God
  8. 8. What is the symbolism of celibacy? 1. Celibacy is voluntary (just like marriage) 2. Celibacy points to the union with God in Heaven that we will all experience 3. Celibacy is a sign that we expect the Resurrection of the body along with the soul
  9. 9. What is the significance and purpose of a habit? •“Distinct garb” to be visible sign of their vocation
  10. 10. Describe the significance of religious vows. How binding are they? 1. Postulant 2. Novice 3. First professions 4. Final vows
  11. 11. • http://www.cmswr.org/member_communiti es_cmswr.htm
  12. 12. JOURNAL 12/7 • Tomorrow is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Mary is our model of perfect redemptive suffering. She offered her own suffering as a mother for the sake of our salvation. • What if you could offer up your temptations or sufferings for the sake of someone else’s salvation? Would you be willing to give up a certain sin or even bad habit if it could help someone else go to Heaven? What would those offerings be? Who would you offer them for? • What were your “straws for the manger” yesterday? What will they be today?
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