. What does it mean to be holy?

. What does it mean to be holy?

. What does it mean to be holy? HOLINESS=HAPPINESS https://youtu.be/GKC8NJGoCzc https://youtu.be/b54caHmmxr0

UNIVERSAL CALL TO HOLINESS BECAUSE WE ARE MADE IN GODS IMAGE, we are called to reflect God to the world.

SANCTITY All Christians are called to Holiness (sanctity). You, therefore, must be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect (Mt 5:48).

Sanctity (Holiness) Sanctity (Holiness) requires us to be obedient to the will of God in our lives. The Gospels and the Catholic Church provide the teachings and structure that, if

followed, are obedient to the will of God. SANCTITY-HOLINESS THE GOSPELS THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

OUR PURPOSE ON EARTH IS TO LIVE A LIFE OF PERSONAL SANCTITY OR HOLINESS. WRONG IDEAS ABOUT HOLINESS WRONG IDEAS ABOUT

HOLINESS WRONG IDEAS ABOUT HOLINESS WRONG IDEAS ABOUT HOLINESS

WRONG IDEAS ABOUT HOLINESS WRONG IDEAS ABOUT HOLINESS WRONG IDEAS ABOUT HOLINESS

WRONG IDEAS ABOUT HOLINESS WRONG IDEAS ABOUT HOLINESS It is only for some chosen few. It is rare and very difficult, if not altogether impossible, for ordinary people. One needs to be a priest or a nun who will have the time and the training to be holy.

It is corny. One has to be goody-goody with ones feet on the ground. Holiness is of the past but not for us in the modern world. Holiness can wait later on, perhaps when one is already old and has no more cares about the world. Holiness is not really that important. It is good if one has it, but really one can get by quite well without it. To be holy is to be without sin. Our life is tainted by sin. We have no chance for it.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church tells us: In order to reach this perfection the faithful should use the strength dealt out to them by Christs Gift, so thatdoing the will of the Father in everything, they may wholeheartedly

devote themselves to the glory of God and to the service of their neighbor. Thus the holiness of the People of God will grow in fruitful abundance, as is clearly shown in the history of the Church through the lives of so many saints. (CCC 2013) Vocation

To live this universal call to holiness, one must realize the vocation to which he or she is called LAITY CLERGY THE LAITY ARE CALLED TO

HOLINESS BY GOD & BY THE CHURCH THE SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL 1962-1965 ECUMENICAL COUNCIL IS A FORMAL MEETING OF CHURCH LEADERS

TO DELIBERATE, CLARIFY, STUDY, AND ENACT DECREES PERTAINING TO THE LIFE AND BELIEF OF THE CHURCH THE FUNCTION OF THE COUNCIL IS TO SETTLE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS, EXPLAIN CHURCH TEACHINGS IN GREATER DETAIL AND PREVENT PROBLEMS FROM GETTING OUT OF HAND.

http://www.dailycatholic.org/councils.htm ECUMENICAL COUNCILS How do we live a life of holiness? We are called the Laity and are called to a

holy witness of Christ in all circumstances. Laity are the faithful who, having been incorporated into Christ through Baptism, are made part of the people of God and the Church. Laity have not received the Sacrament of Holy Orders, but are expected to receive other sacraments.

DECREE ON LAITY Official pronouncement announcing that the baptized are called to perfection of life and to evangelize all who they meet. The Laity share in the priestly, prophetic and kingly office of Christ through their baptism.

The Lay apostolate is exercised when they work at the evangelization and SANTIFICATION of others by spreading the Spirit of Christ SANCTIFICATION The process of being made holy. This begins

at Baptism and continues throughout the life of the Christian and is completed when a person enters heaven and becomes totally and irrevocably united with God. SANCTIFYING GRACE AT BAPTISM, WE RECEIVE SANCTIFYING

GRACE(THE PRESENCE OF GOD IN THE PERSON) IN THE THEOLOGICAL VIRTUES OF FAITH, HOPE, AND CHARITY(LOVE). GRACE IS THE FREE AND UNDESERVED GIFT THAT

GOD GIVES US TO RESPOND TO OUR VOCATION TO BECOME HIS ADOPTED CHILDREN! THE CLERGY Clergy recognize their vocation to reflect

God and serve the Church in their everyday lives, until death Clergy receive the sacrament of Holy Orders Clergy take vows Poverty/chastity/obedience/ communal life, etc. The Latin word from which the word Saint comes from is Sanctus

Holy. SAINTS Saints are those who have lived a truly Holy life. Saints are known for a particular occurrences or special reasons: patron saints

MARTYRS Martyrdom according to the Catechism is the supreme witness given to the truth of the faith: it means bearing witness even unto death (#2473). Rather than renounce his faith, the martyr bears witness with extraordinary

fortitude to the belief that Christ suffered, died, and rose from the dead for our salvation, and to the truths of our Catholic faith. (The word martyr itself means witness.) MARTYRS-ST. LAWRENCE ST. LAWRENCE

Saint Lawrence was condemned to death by a greedy Prefect of Rome who wanted all the Churchs treasure. Lawrence brought him all the poor people of the area as the Church treasure. The angry Prefect condemned Lawrence to a slow, cruel death. The Saint was tied on top of an iron grill over a slow fire that roasted his flesh little by little, but Lawrence was burning with so

much love of God that he almost did not feel the flames. In fact, God gave him so much strength and joy that he even joked. "Turn me over," he said to the judge. "I'm done on this side!" ST.PETER ST. PETER

Peter died on 13 October AD 64 during the festivities on the occasion of the "dies imperii" of Emperor Nero. This took place three months after the disastrous fire that destroyed Rome for which the emperor (Nero) wished to blame the Christians. This "dies imperii" (regnal day anniversary) was an important one, exactly ten years after Nero ascended to the throne, and it was 'as usual'

accompanied by much bloodshed. Traditionally, Roman authorities sentenced him to death by crucifixion. Peter asked to be crucified head down, because he was not worth to die in the same way that Christ died MARTYRS OF THE 20TH & 21ST CENTURY

Maximilian Kolbe, Edith Stein, Oscar Romero, & Mexican Jesuit Miguel Pro MARTYRS TODAY

PRESENT DAY MARTYRS Rome, Italy, Mar 8, 2016 / 01:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Sister Anslem, Sister Reginette, Sister Judith, and Sister Marguerite were serving as caretakers at the Missionaries of Charity's convent and nursing home in Aden, Yemen. These sisters left their homes in India and Africa to serve the poor, elderly, and disabled in the war-torn country of Yemen. They worked together with volunteers at the convent's home care center, where they served around

sixty to eighty patients of all religions. They were serving all poor people irrespective of their religion. Their duty was to help the poor, a representative from the Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia told CNA. But on March 4, the convent was attacked by two gunmen who killed Sr. Anslem, Sr. Judith, Sr. Marguerite, and Sr. Reginette, along with sixteen other victims, including volunteers from Ethiopia and Yemen. Each victim was found handcuffed and shot in the head.

WHY IS IT DIFFICULT TO LIVE A LIFE OF HOLINESS IN OUR MODERN WORLD? Moral Relativism-do whatever you want Consumerism-get whatever you want Religious Indifference-believe whatever you want

MORAL RELATIVISM Summing up the relative moral philosophy, Friedrich Nietzsche wrote, You have your way, I have my way. As for the right way, it does not exist. Many people do whatever they want with no

care to how it may effect others CONSUMERISM GET WHATEVER YOU WANT: RELIGIOUS INDIFFERENCE The attitude that all religions are

equally good and equally capable of leading a person to his or her eternal destiny. In its most extreme form, the theory that there is no one form of religious belief, divine worship, or moral behavior that has been revealed by God.

BELIEVE WHATEVER YOU WANT! ASSIGNMENT 1. HOW DO WE BECOME HOLY? 2. WHERE CAN WE LEARN WHAT WE MUST DO TO BE HOLY PEOPLE?

3. GIVE FIVE EXAMPLES OF HOLINESS. 4. NAME TWO WAYS IN WHICH YOU CAN HELP OTHERS TO BE HOLY?

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