Category Archives: Apostolicam Actuositatem

Apostolicam Actuositatem: Finale

The Council bishops give one final exhortation. Let’s listen in. The most holy council, then, earnestly entreats all the laity in the Lord to answer gladly, nobly, and promptly the more urgent invitation of Christ in this hour and the … Continue reading

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AA 32: How To Teach It

AA 32 finishes off lay formation and the last of the meat of the document. Lay people have, for their benefit: study sessions congresses periods of recollection spiritual exercises frequent meetings conferences books periodicals for the purpose of deeper knowledge … Continue reading

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AA 31: Talk and Walk

AA 31 says it. Lay people should be well-formed for the task of evangelization and bringing other people to holiness. Note this is a lay responsibility that begins with the simplest of interactions: conversation. (T)he laity must be specially formed … Continue reading

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Wrapping Up AA30

Catechists must be well-formed: Teachers and educators on the other hand, who carry on a distinguished form of the apostolate of the laity by their vocation and office, should be equipped with that learning and pedagogical skill that are needed … Continue reading

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AA 30: Lay Formation Outside the Home

According to AA30, you can’t get away from the parish community: They should be so involved in the local community of the parish that they will acquire a consciousness of being living and active members of the people of God. … Continue reading

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AA 30: Families, The School for the Lay Apostolate

Bear with me; AA 30 is a bit lengthy; we’ll cover it in bite-sized pieces today. It treats lay formation across the ages. Across a person’s ages, that is. The training for the apostolate should start with the children’s earliest … Continue reading

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AA 29: Lay Formation, Part 2

AA 29 tells it: Since the laity share in their own way in the mission of the Church, their apostolic formation is specially characterized by the distinctively secular and particular quality of the lay state and by its own form … Continue reading

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