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PART 4 The saints give witness to the possibility of all Christians becoming holy. What does it mean to be holy? Use examples from the Old Testament, the New Testament, and from Christian witnesses throughout the history of the Church to illustrate your point Universal call to holiness- comes out of the second Vatican council, before the council only nuns, priests, etc were considered holy, What makes a person holy? Obeying commandments Prayer Going to mass Call to be what we are supposed to be Marriage is a vocation it is part of the universal call to holiness Ways people an grow in holiness= being who God wants you to be, marriage Marriage The Church as the bride of Christ example in the Church Priesthood and Religious life Priesthood of the faithful= everyone who is baptized shares a kind of priestly vocation Old Testament Priests and New Testament Priests Abraham and Isaac—obedience Doubting Thomas—belief
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Unformatted text preview: Friars (St. Domonic)—means holy to go back to basics, Vita Apostolica, prayer, contemplation, study, preaching Pick one of the following descriptions of the Church (new Israel, Body of Christ , People of God, etc.) and defend it as being the best description. • The Church as the Body of Christ is an image used by Saint Paul • Body = the Church • Head = Christ • Members of the Church are body parts • Attachment to Christ (head of Church) is necessary, just as attachment to the head for body parts is necessary o Without Christ there is nothing, he is necessary o We cannot live without the head • Each job in Church is important, just as each body part is important • The image of the body shows the integral union between those who are “in Christ” with him and with each other • St. Thomas: “Head and members form as it were one and the same mystical person.”...
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