Becoming a priest or a man or woman religious is not primarily our own decision…. Unlike the observance of the evangelical counsels, the ecclesiastical state exists primarily for the good of religious society ; and the Church has given the religious state a corporate organization. Gerald sitter, in his book The Will of God as a Way of Life, presents the image of life as a room in which we have several doors to choose from. Rather it is the response to a call and to a call of love. An avocation is something you do because you love it. Sense of “one’s occupation or profession” is first attested 1550s. reviewCyprian, “De habit virgin um”, xiii P.L., IV, 463; St. The contemplative dedicates much time to prayer each day, lives mostly in silence and also is dedicated to manual labour. However he is not limited to serving in one diocese but can be assigned elsewhere by his superiors. He discovered the concept of servant leadership and it has transformed his life.
The aftershock crumbled already cracked buildings, rattled residents and closed already clogged roads. It was only one of the more than 470 temblors that have followed Wednesday’s pre-dawn quake. Firefighters and rescue crews using sniffer dogs worked in teams around the hard-hit areas in central Italy, pulling chunks of cement, rock and metal from mounds of rubble where homes once stood. Rescuers refused to say when their work would shift from saving lives to recovering bodies, noting that one person was pulled alive from the rubble 72 hours after the 2009 quake in the nearby town of L’Aquila. “We will work relentlessly until the last person is found, and make sure no one is trapped,” said Lorenzo Botti, a rescue team spokesman. — 10 Things to Know for Friday Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. WHAT’S BEING ASKED IN AFTERMATH OF DEADLY EARTHQUAKE Soul-searching mounts over why quake-prone Italy has continually failed to ensure that buildings can withstand such catastrophes. 2. TRUMP SWINGS TOWARD RIVALS ON IMMIGRATION The billionaire businessman defeated 16 rivals in the GOP primary by being the most anti-immigrant of them all but now he’s sounding a lot like the people he defeated. — Nun in iconic Italy quake photo texted friends ‘adieu’ ASCOLI PICENO, Italy (AP) She became the face of Italy’s earthquake: Sister Marjana Lleshi, blood staining her veil as she texted her family and friends in her native Albania that she was alive.
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