Radical Discipleship: Consecrated Life and the Call to Holiness

Radical Discipleship: Consecrated Life and the Call to Holiness

by Cardinal Francis Arinze


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621640103
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Publication date: 03/10/2015
Pages: 115
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Cardinal Francis Arinze, the former Prefect for the Congregation for Divine Worship, is a highly regarded prelate, teacher and churchman. He has written numerous books on theology, spirituality and prayer, including Meeting Jesus and Following Him, Radical Discipleship, The Layperson's Distinctive Role, and his biography, God's Invisible Hand, all published by Ignatius Press.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

I Origins of the Consecrated Life 11

II Nature and Forms of the Consecrated State 21

III The Consecrated Life in Numbers 27

IV Church Appreciation for the Consecrated State 33

V The Three Evangelical Counsels 45

VI Community Life 61

VII Prophetic Dimension of the Consecrated Life 69

VIII Religious Institutes of Brothers 77

IX Blessings That the Consecrated Life Brings to Church and Society 85

X Challenges in the Consecrated Life 97

XI Responsibilities of the Church toward the Consecrated Life 105

Abbreviations 111

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