Catholic Quote of the Day Print
Written by Michael Fones   
Monday, 29 March 2010 12:10
...the lay person should learn especially how to perform the mission of Christ and the Church by basing his life on belief in the divine mystery of creation and redemption and by being sensitive to the movement of the Holy Spirit who gives life to the People of God and who urges all to love God the Father as well as the world and men in him.  This formation should be deemed the basis and condition for every successful apostolate…from the beginning of their formation the laity should gradually and prudently learn how to view, judge and do all things in the light of faith, as well as to develop and improve themselves along with others through doing, thereby entering into active service to the Church…  In the fulfillment of all the demands of formation, the unity and integrity of the human person must be kept in mind at all times so that his harmony and balance may be safeguarded and enhanced.  Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity, 29