GeE 143: The Holiness of Ordinary Life

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Picking up on spiritual experiences written of in paragraph 142, Pope Francis suggests that holiness is to be found in ordinary life. I suspect the spiritual long game played by monastics would back that up.

143. Such experiences, however, are neither the most frequent nor the most important. The common life, whether in the family, the parish, the religious community or any other, is made up of small everyday things. This was true of the holy community formed by Jesus, Mary and Joseph, which reflected in an exemplary way the beauty of the Trinitarian communion. It was also true of the life that Jesus shared with his disciples and with ordinary people.

You can check the full document Gaudete et Exsultate on the Vatican website.

 

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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