Lesson Four

Theme: Consecrated for Christ
Topic: Consecrated Life

Students will recall that consecrated persons are called by Christ to follow Him more closely. Students will list and explain the vows and some different forms of consecrated life in the church.

Additional Student / Classroom Resources

Video: Top Ten Friar Questions

9.5 min video- A young Franciscan friar humorously answers ten common questions about the life of a religious brother.

DVD: For Love Alone

“For Love Alone” DVD (18 mins)- Available on itunes and at Amazon.com – Opens the audience to the lives of modern women who have responded to a personal call to follow Jesus Christ, with the gift of their lives. Simply beautiful.

A Vocation Story

1.5 min slideshow and music with pictures of different religious communities

Video: Blessed Andre Bassette

2 min video by the Apostleship of Prayer introducing life of Blessed Andre Bassette

Brother Andre Bassette- Reflection

6.5 min video by Fr. Thomas Rosica about the life and mission of Brother Andre.

Resources for Parents & Teachers

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Catechism of the Catholic Church

Catechism of the Catholic Church: especially paragraphs 1539-1571

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Website with information about and pictures of many religious communities

Video: For Love Alone Trailer

1.5 video introduction to For Love Alone

Video: Light of Love

60 min video that introduces sisters of several communities. The audience is able to get an in-depth look into the life and vocation of these sisters.