THE NOTIONS OF CONSECRATION AND PROFESSION IN THE MONASTIC PROFESSION AND PROFESSION IN ORDERS AND CONGREGATIONS OF CCEO – Part I
Keywords: commitment, public vows, propositum, God, intervention, will, freedom, self-offering, invitation, response, Church, God.
The article “The Notions of Consecration and Profession in the Monastic Profession and the Profession in Orders and Congregations” explains the concepts of consecration, the concept of profession, the consecration and profession in religious institutes and the teachings of the Second Vatican Council and Post-Vatican Council documents on religious consecration and profession. The religious consecration is differentiated from the religious profession and the notions of consecration and profession in monastic profession and the profession in orders and congregations are compared. The relevance of using the term consecration for the profession in orders and congregations is examined.