“Their existence witnesses to their love for Christ as they walk the path proposed in the Gospel and with deep joy commit themselves to the same style of life which he chose for himself.”

-Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, “Starting Afresh from Christ: A Renewed Commitment to Consecrated Life in the Third Millennium,” no. 5

If God has placed a burning fire in your heart for contemplative prayer,
to offer back to him the celebration of the Sacred Liturgy with all of your heart, mind, soul, and strength,
to live in joyful community a spirit of Pentecost,
and to pour out his love and mercy through evangelization,
and if you want to radically give your life to God and have it returned to you a hundredfold …

contact us at

657.777.2963 ext. 4
or
vocations@stpaulsociety.com

 

 

Church Documents on Religious Life

VITA CONSECRATA
THE CONSECRATED LIFE AND ITS MISSION IN THE CHURCH AND IN THE WORLD
http://w2.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/apost_exhortations/documents/hf_jp-ii_exh_25031996_vita-consecrata.html

A RENEWED COMMITMENT TO CONSECRATED LIFE
IN THE THIRD MILLENNIUM
http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/ccscrlife/documents/rc_con_ccscrlife_doc_20020614_ripartire-da-cristo_en.html

PERFECTAE CARITATIS
THE ADAPTATION AND RENEWAL OF RELIGIOUS LIFE
http://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/documents/vat-ii_decree_19651028_perfectae-caritatis_en.html

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS IN THE CHURCH’S TEACHING ON RELIGIOUS LIFE
http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/ccscrlife/documents/rc_con_ccscrlife_doc_31051983_magisterium-on-religious-life_en.html

FRATERNAL LIFE IN COMMUNITY
CONGREGATION FOR INSTITUTES OF CONSECRATED LIFE AND SOCIETIES OF APOSTOLIC LIFE
http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/ccscrlife/documents/rc_con_ccscrlife_doc_02021994_fraternal-life-in-community_en.html

EVANGELICA TESTIFICATIO
ON THE RENEWAL OF THE RELIGIOUS LIFE ACCORDING TO THE TEACHING OF THE SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL
http://www.vatican.va/content/paul-vi/en/apost_exhortations/documents/hf_p-vi_exh_19710629_evangelica-testificatio.html

Church Documents on Evangelization

EVANGELII GAUDIUM (The Joy of the Gospel)
THE PROCLAMATION OF THE GOSPEL IN TODAY’S WORLD
https://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/apost_exhortations/documents/papa-francesco_esortazione-ap_20131124_evangelii-gaudium.html

EVANGELII NUNTIANDI (To Proclaim the Gospel)
EVANGELIZATION IN THE MODERN WORLD
https://w2.vatican.va/content/paul-vi/en/apost_exhortations/documents/hf_p-vi_exh_19751208_evangelii-nuntiandi.html

REDEMPTORIS MISSIO (Mission of the Redeemer)
ON THE PERMANENT VALIDITY OF THE CHURCH’S MISSIONARY MANDATE
https://w2.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_jp-ii_enc_07121990_redemptoris-missio.html

LUMEN GENTIUM (Light of Nations)
THE DOGMATIC CONSTITUTION ON THE CHURCH
http://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/documents/vat-ii_const_19641121_lumen-gentium_en.html

UNLEASH THE GOSPEL
Pastoral vision for Detroit by Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron
https://www.unleashthegospel.org/the-letter/#letter-page-content

IUVENESCIT ECCLESIA (The Church Rejuvenates)
REGARDING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HIERARCHICAL AND CHARISMATIC GIFTS IN THE LIFE AND THE MISSION OF THE CHURCH
http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20160516_iuvenescit-ecclesia_en.html

“It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you; He is the beauty to which you are so attracted; it is He who provoked you with that thirst for fullness that will not let you settle for compromise; it is He who urges you to shed the masks of a false life; it is He who reads in your hearts your most genuine choices, the choices that others try to stifle.”

-Pope St. John Paul the Great