Chastity, Poverty and Obedience

Recovering the Vision for the Renewal of Religious Life



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0.4 (in)
Size (HxW):
8 x 5.2 (in)
Publication date:
May 23, 2007
6 oz
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Religious Ed

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Among the many topics addressed by the Second Vatican Council was the need for the renewal of religious life. Some forty years later, many religious orders of women are dying out, begging the question: Did the reforms of Vatican II help the religious orders become more fruitful, or did they plant the seeds of destruction?

In writing this work, Mother Mary Francis, P.C.C., carefully and prayerfully examined the decree on religious life promulgated by the Council Fathers and uncovered its noble meaning and purpose. With her penetrating eye and thoughtful reflection, Mother goes to the heart of the document, Perfectae Caritatis, and finds there the calling to pursue perfect love through the chastity, poverty and obedience that Christ himself extends to those disciples who would follow him more closely.

This book is a timely volume on this important topic for religious life in the Church. For Catholics who want to discover how the religious life can be restored, this is a fine place to start.


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  • 4
    Great for those discerning Religious Life

    Posted by Joseph Tuttle on Mar 17th 2019

    A Priest friend of mine gave me this book for Christmas, and I read it the following January. The book is deeply in Philosophical, and is geared more towards those discerning a Vocation to the Religious Life, and not towards somone discerning a Vocation to the Diocesan Priesthood.