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GeE 14: Holiness Is A Calling of Lay People

Paragraphs 14 through 18 are organized under this title: For You Too. The call of Jesus, as well as the Old Testament tradition is to be holy as God is holy. We cannot make a perfect match, but believers can have … Continue reading

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GeE 12-13: Women Saints

Today, a comment on the witness of women: 12. Within these various forms, I would stress too that the “genius of woman” is seen in feminine styles of holiness, which are an essential means of reflecting God’s holiness in this … Continue reading

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GeE 11: Examples Are For Inspiration, Not To Copy

11. “Each in his or her own way” the Council says. We should not grow discouraged before examples of holiness that appear unattainable. There are some testimonies that may prove helpful and inspiring, but that we are not meant to … Continue reading

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GeE 10: The Lord Calls

Paragraphs 10 through 13 address, “The Lord Calls.” The premise is simple, but not quite as easy as it sounds: every soul is called to be holy. It is a tradition for both Jews and Christians: 10. All this is … Continue reading

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Pope Francis And The Two Sons

So, this is a thing at least one place on facebook. Pope Francis offers an age-appropriate message to a weeping child about the death of his father. Some Catholics, being more Catholic than the pope, beg to differ. After receiving … Continue reading

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GeE 9: St John Paul On Holiness

Pope Francis turns to his second predecessor to give witness on the holiness of Christians: 9. Holiness is the most attractive face of the Church. But even outside the Catholic Church and in very different contexts, the Holy Spirit raises … Continue reading

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GeE 8: Prophets

8. Let us be spurred on by the signs of holiness that the Lord shows us through the humblest members of that people which “shares also in Christ’s prophetic office, spreading abroad a living witness to him, especially by means of … Continue reading

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