Association laïcs-religieux (L')
Collection Perspectives de vie religieuse
112 pages - août 2009
Within the theological and pastoral framework of what is commonly referred to as the Communion Church, communion and collaboration between secular members and clerics has been totally renewed today. For several centuries, and in more than one religious family, third orders have existed. But in the 20th century, many religious institutions created a status called ‘associate’ lay members. Consequently, the charismata of religious institutions are assumed today by different types of Christians: lay people, men and women, nuns and monks, priests or not. They form lively and fraternal instances of communion. They require coexistence, a deep mutual recognition and the capacity to work confidently together in the service of their mutual mission. That is why an evolution of concepts and structures is indispensible. To study how mutual recognition and secular-cleric collaboration might be organised, the example of the Lasallian brothers is particularly interesting and significant to all congregations of apostolic life. Brother Antonio Botana’s theological reflection is fascinating. It will be valuable to all those who work in such ‘associations’ and a useful contribution to the secular-clerical communion.
- Dimensions : 135x195x8
- ISBN : 9782204088510
- Poids : 140 grammes
Avec la collaboration de : Pierre Josse