July 25, 2006

The Institute on Religious Life (IRL) ...

... promotes and supports the growth, development, and renewal of the consecrated life— particularly vowed religious life— as a gift to the Church and an evangelical witness to the world. We include and engage bishops, clergy, religious, consecrated and lay faithful in a collaborative apostolate of prayer and service, guided by the magisterial teachings and rich heritage of the Church.

Our Guiding Principles
Fidelity & Obedience
We are always guided and animated by the magisterial and pastoral teachings of the Church on religious and consecrated life.

Unity & Solidarity
We are a lived expression of the principle of solidarity taught by Vatican II, bringing together Catholic faithful of all vocations and states of life for a common purpose.

Witness & Example
The profession of the evangelical counsels by some can inspire, enrich, and sanctify all. Visible religious in distinctive garb are a powerful witness to the world.

Tradition & Progress
We stand on the shoulders of giants, accepting and building upon what is good from the past, in accordance with the Holy See and the inspirations of the IRL founders.

Prayer & Service
It is in prayer and service that the consecrated imitate Christ and lead others to Him. Our prayers and works unite us.

Visit the website of IRL.
Click HERE for it.


Blogger Christine said...

I love to see Priests and Nuns loyal to the Pope and the teachings of the Church.

I find it interesting to note I immediately recognized a few of them from EWTN.
That explains why my TV is set 90% of the time to EWTN :o)

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