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the theological virtue of love. It directs us to love God above all things and our neighbor as ourselves, for the love of God


a moral virtue and Fruit of the Holy Spirit that helps us express our sexuality in the right ways for our call in life. In religious life or Holy Orders, chastity includes being celibate.

Christ a title for Jesus, the One anointed by God as Messiah
Church the community of all baptized people who believe in God and follow Jesus. The word is often used for the Catholic Church because we trace our origins back to the Apostles.
common good the good of everyone, with particular concern for those who might be most vulnerable to harm
Communion of Saints

when referring to holy persons, the Communion of Saints includes the pilgrim Church on Earth, those being purified  in Purgatory, and the blessed already in Heaven


the God-given ability that helps us judge whether actions are right or wrong. It is important for us to know God's laws so our conscience can help us make good decisions.

consecrated religious life a state of life lived in community and characterized by the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience

the continual process of becoming the people God intends us to be through change and growth. It is a response to God’s love and forgiveness.

Corporal Works of Mercy

actions that show care for the physical needs of people


a sacred promise or agreement between God and humans