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Br. John Mark Falkenhain, OSB, Ph.D., explores the theological foundation of celibacy as a lived experience.
A comprehensive approach to celibacy formation includes the essential task of grounding the pursuit of celibacy in the Church’s vision for celibate chastity. Br. John Mark Falkenhain, OSB, Ph.D., explores the theological foundation of celibacy as a lived experience, discussing various facets of the theology of celibacy within the context of Christian concepts of chastity, sexuality, marriage and love. Theological reflection is also discussed as a means of drawing wisdom and inspiration from the celibate life.
Priests, deacons, men and women religious, lay ministers, and those involved in vocations, formation, or clergy and ministry personnel needs.
Questions for reflection and discussion prior to the learning session are provided below.
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