For the students to acquire the knowledge and understanding of the States of Christian Life: Laity, Priest, and Religious.
1. A Christian understanding of call and vocation in the context of the Universal Call to Holiness. 2. The state of Christian life of the Laity. 3. The state of Christian life of the Priest. 4. The state of Christian life of the Religious. Learning outcomes: 1. The students have a clear understanding of the common elements that are found in the different states of Christian life, viz. Laity, priest and religious. 2. The students have a clear understanding of the specific identity, spirituality and mission of the Laity, Priest and Religious in the Church and in the World. 3. The students are able to reflect on and confirm their own specific state of Christian life vis-à-vis their understanding of the various states presented in the course.
1. Christifideles Laici. 2. Pastores Dabo Vobis. 3. Vatican II Apostolicam Actuositatem (De¬cree On the Apostolate of the Laity). 4. Vatican II Lumen Gentium (Dogmatic Constitution on the Church), chapters 3-6. 5. Vatican II Optatam Totius (Decree On Priestly Training). 6. Vatican II Perfectae Caritatis (Decree On Renewal of Religious Life). 7. Vatican II Presbyterorum Ordinis (Decree On the Ministry and Life of Priests). 8. Vita Consacrata.