Additional vocation-related Church documents

Additional vocation-related Church documents

Links to Church documents related to vocations to religious life


The following Church documents are helpful in understanding vocations to religious life.

 

Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love: On Love in the Family, Pope Francis, 2016)

Apostolic Letter to All Consecrated People  (Pope Francis, 2015)

Code of Canon Law

Laudato Si (Praise be to You: On Care of our Common Home, Pope Francis, 2015)

Misericordiae Vultus (The Face of Mercy, Pope Francis, 2015)

Rejoice!  (A letter to consecrated men and women, Pope Francis, 2014)

Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel, Pope Francis, 2013)

Lumen Fidei (The Light of Faith, Pope Francis, 2013)

Pastoral Guidelines for Fostering Vocations to Priestly Ministry (Congregation for Catholic Education, Pontifical Work for Priestly Vocations, 2012) English  Spanish

Starting Afresh from Christ (CICLSAL, 2002)

Vita Consecrata (The Consecrated Life, Pope John Paul II, 1996)

Redemptoris Missio (The Mission of Christ the Redeemer, Pope John Paul II, 1990)

Evangelii Nuntiandi (Pope Paul VI, 1975)

Gaudium et Spes (Pope Paul VI, 1965)

Perfectae Caritatis (Pope Paul VI, 1965)

Ad Gentes (Pope Paul VI, 1965)

Lumen Gentium (Pope Paul VI, 1964)

 

Washington Statement on a Call to Brotherhood (Holy Trinity Mission Seminary, 1979)

 

Selected Quotes of Pope Francis by Subject

This document from the USCCB Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development is a compilation of helpful quotes and excerpts from speeches, messages, homilies, and audiences of Pope Francis. This informal compilation is not comprehensive; it does not cover every issue. This document is a work in progress and will be updated periodically.  Last updated: December 2015.



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