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Callings in Life

Callings in Life
 Everyone

who is baptized is called to a
life of holiness.
 A demonstration of love and initiative of
God but through a vocation
 Everyone is called to exercise the
mission which God has entrusted to us.
 All vocations are directed towards the
building up of the Body of Christ.

Callings in Life: Choices
1.

Consecrated =
Total gift of self made by men, women
and those in religious life.
Giving themselves totally at the
service of Christ’s love for humankind
and the world.
In chastity, poverty and obedience.

Callings in Life: Choices
1.1 Consecrated Celibacy =
The renunciation of marriage for religious
reasons.
- Nuns, monks in religious life express
this commitment as a vow.
- Virgins, widows and other men and women
without rule, no community.

Callings in Life: Choices
1.2 Religious Life (Bro./Sis.)
- A form of life distinguished from other
consecrated life by their liturgical character,
public profession of evangelical counsels of
chastity, poverty and obedience
- Having a common life under a superior.
- Following a way of life to be consecrated
with greater liberty to the love and service
of God and others.

Callings in Life: Choices
2. Single Blessedness / Single Spirituality /
Consecrated Life in the World
- Called by the Lord to be singularly
focused, even consecrated to making the
Lord Jesus present “on earth as it is in
heaven.”
- Does not take the identity of a religious
brother or sister.
- They are people that God desires to
“leaven the temporal order with the riches
of the Gospel”.

Callings in Life: Choices
3. Married Life / Marriage
- Sacrament instituted by Christ
- Baptized man and woman give
themselves to each other for the
purpose of mutual love and;
- Begetting and educating of their
children. (OT:Yahwist and Priestly)

Callings in Life: Terminologies
1. Baptized = To admit into Christianity by
means of baptism; commanded by Jesus
Christ for every believer.
2. Holiness = Implies goodness; a
condition of human nature wherein the
love of God rules; dedicated to sacred
use.
3.Mission = An important assignment
carried out for religious purposes.

Callings in Life: Terminologies
4. Vocation = A divine calling that an
individual has to undertake through a
particular life commitment.
5. Chastity = Abstinence from sexual
intercourse.
6. Body of Christ (Corpus Christi) =
- It is referred to the Catholic Church
- The community of believers which
Christ is the head.

Reflection
 Careful

discernment, studying of one
self, living a good life in preparation for
a future vocation and developing a
good relationship with the family,
friends and community.
 To become a more loving person are
essential things necessary to consider
in discerning our calling or vocation.

Reflection
 No

matter what path or vocation we take,
the call to be Jesus to others and share
our vocation is through the use of the
heart.
 In any vocation and relationship, we
show Jesus through our affection,
warmth and to touch other people.

Review



An unmarried state of life. ______
The first sacrament necessary to receive
the other sacraments. ______
It is a divine call to God’s service or to the
Christian life. ______
A sacrament instituted by Christ wherein a
baptized man and woman give themselves
to each other for the purpose of mutual love
and the begetting and educating of their
children.
______

Review



A condition of human nature wherein the
love of God rules. _____
The state of being unmarried because one
is consecrated for the service of God.____
It means abstinence from sexual
intercourse. _______
A religious priest must have the evangelical
vows of obedience, chastity and _______.

Review
 An

important assignment carried out for
religious purposes.______
 _______is referred to the community of
believers which Christ is the Head.

Review



An unmarried state of life. Single
Blessedness / Single Spirituality
The first sacrament necessary to receive
the other sacraments. Baptism
It is a divine call to God’s service or to the
Christian life. Vocation
A sacrament instituted by Christ wherein a
baptized man and woman give themselves
to each other for the purpose of mutual love
and the begetting and educating of their
children. Marriage

Review


A condition of human nature wherein the
love of God rules. Holiness
The state of being unmarried because one
is consecrated for the service of God.
Celibacy
It means abstinence from sexual
intercourse. Chastity
A religious priest must have the evangelical
vows of obedience, chastity and Poverty.

Review

An important assignment carried out for
religious purposes. Mission
_______is referred to the community of
believers which Christ is the Head. Body of
Christ (Corpus Christi)