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Chastity: The Sacrifice of One’s Body

“For the nun or the monk, the choice of chastity is made directly for God through Christ, without any other end in view than to belong to God in a way similar to how Jesus belongs to the Father.  It is not enough to accept chastity somewhat passively, as a discipline approved by God for the sake of something else such as being a better missionary or teacher (functional chastity).  It has to be ordered to Him much more directly:  it is consecrated to God.”  Page 106

From Centered on Christ: A Guide to Monastic Profession
By Augustine Roberts, OCSO

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