Religious Life

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Religious. Belong to and live in a communityProfess Vows of poverty, chastity, and obedienceCan be stationed anywhere in the worldDo a variety of workAre responsible to a SuperiorThere are Religious Priests, Brothers

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1. Religious Life Written by: Martin Kenar

2. Religious Belong to and live in a community Profess Vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience Can be stationed anywhere in the world Do a variety of work Are responsible to a Superior There are Religious Priests, Brothers & Sisters.

3. Congregation of the Resurrection O Risen Lord, the way, the truth and the life, make us faithful followers of the spirit of your resurrection. Grant that we may be inwardly renewed; dying to ourselves in order that you may live in us. May our lives serve as signs of the transforming power of your love. Use us as your instruments for the renewal of society, bring your life and love to all and leading them to your Church. This we ask of you, Lord Jesus, living and reigning with the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God forever. Amen.

4. U.S.A. Dioceses of Resurrectionists Chicago, IL Rockford, IL Kalamazoo, MI San Bernardino, IL Louisville, KY San Diego, CA Mobile, AL St. Louis, MO Pensacola - Tallahassee, FL St. Petersburg, FL

6. Vocations Each possible candidate to the Congregation of the Resurrection is a unique son of God with different gifts, talents and abilities, personal history and experiences. First of all, a candidate must have a desire to serve God and the people of God. A Resurrectionist candidate must possess the capacity - intellectual, moral, spiritual, psychological and physical (in good health) - to make a permanent vowed commitment. Those who feel called to be a Resurrectionist Brother should have skills and abilities - through his study or work experiences - to be developed to prepare him for his future apostolic service to God, the Church and the Congregation. Those who feel called to be a Resurrectionist Permanent Deacon or Priest must be prepared to meet the necessary academic requirements - a university degree followed by theological studies - in order to assume their ministry within the Catholic community.

7. Program Formation to be a Resurrectionist is concerned with the whole person. Prospective candidates, prior to being admitted for formation, have the opportunity to live with members in the local community. Formation commences with a novitiate which involves a year of preparation, concluding with a temporal commitment to live as a vowed member of the Congregation. Formation continues for a further period of at least three years. A Life commitment can be made at the end of this time. Studies in Philosophy and Theology, which span a period of five to seven years, commence after the priest candidate completes his novitiate. During this time, the candidate has ample opportunities for pastoral experience.

8. Periods of Formation Candidacy: This is a period up to a year in duration, during which a person interested in joining the congregation discerns his readiness to enter the Novitiate. Novitiate: The novitiate is the initiation into religious life as described in the common and particular law of the Church and the Congregation. Post Novitiate: After the novitiate, the professed continues his basic formation as he prepares for perpetual profession and apostolic ministry in the Congregation. Continuing Formation: Throughout their life, religious continue their spiritual, doctrinal, and practical formation.

10. For Further Information Congregation of the Resurrection Province Office 7050 N. Oakley Ave Chicago, IL 60645 773-465-8320

11. If you would like to talk to a Priest about your future In Chicago Area: Rev. Gary Hogan, C.R. 2226 N. Hoyne Ave Chicago, IL 60647 (773) 486-1660 In the St. Louis Area: Rev. Steve Thoma, C.R. 4252 W. Pine Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63108 (314) 652-8814

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