Reviews the four vocations or states of life in which the Christian faithful live the Gospel: single life, married life, religious life, and holy orders.
- Author Mary Carol Kendzia
- Pub Date 01/07/2012
The laity, whether married or single, are especially responsible for bringing the Gospel into the secular world. The Christian faithful who marry are bound to build up the people of God through the witness of their marriage and the promotion of family life. Clerics have the obligations of pastoral ministry in the Church. Those in consecrated life have the duty to seek perfection by vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, giving witness through lives of charity to others and of praise to God.