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Chapter 5 Our Cooperation with the Laity in Mission.

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1 Chapter 5 Our Cooperation with the Laity in Mission

2 §2. How: In order to achieve this, all our members should become more keenly aware of the meaning of the state and vocation of the laity and their apostolate in the Church and the world according to the new teaching of the ecclesiastical magisterium (Conc. Vat. II. Lumen Gentium, nos ) 31. The term laity is here understood to mean all the faithful except those in holy orders and those in the state of religious life specially approved by the Church. These faithful are by baptism made one body with Christ and are constituted among the People of God; they are in their own way made sharers in the priestly, prophetical, and kingly functions of Christ; and they carry out for their own part the mission of the whole Christian people in the Church and in the world. By means of fraternal dialogue with them, we should make efforts to understand better their life, their ways of thinking and feeling… to share our spiritual heritage… we can receive from the laity much to strengthen our own vocation and mission…

3 Evangelizing Mission

4 Cooperation

5 The Forms of the Cooperation 306: Jesuit in a lay work “This cooperation requires from all of us formation and renewal, to take place early in our training and throughout our lives.” 307: Lays in the works of the Society 309: Ignatian associations 310: Closer bonds of certain lays with the Society – Not the case anymore


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