SMC 103 Jan 23 2012.docx

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Department
St. Michael's College Courses
Course
SMC103Y1
Professor
G O W A N
Semester
Winter

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SMC 103 Jan 23 2012y What is the vocation of Christians in the contemporary world o Vocationto call someones callingA life to which god calls that person Christian perspective o Lumen gentium says a vocation a call to holiness shared by all Christians by virue of their shared baptism Fullfilled in a variety of ways according to the diversity of the ppl of godThey focus on the laity not priests or members of religious orderFocus on marriage and family life y Marriage isnt described as a ritual or event it described as a state of life a way of living ones wholes lifeSign of laypersons prophetic officeMeans of evangelizing the world y Marriage and the sacramental economy of the catholic church o Hugh of St Victor said there were 23 diff sacraments but today we are fixed in 7 sacraments o Thomas Aquinas says 7 too because the rep the whole human lifeBaptism confirmation eucharist y Child hood and maturating these are sacraments of initiationmarriage holy order ordinationy sacraments of vocation and adulthoodpenance confessions anointing of the sick y sacraments of heal
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