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  • Religious sisters are not really married to God but the phrase does reflect their total dedication to God. The religious state is thus one way of experiencing a "more intimate" consecration, rooted in Baptism and dedicated totally to God. In the consecrated life, Christ's faithful, moved by the Holy Spirit, propose to follow Christ more nearly, to give themselves to God who is loved above all and, pursuing the perfection of charity in the service of the Kingdom, to signify and proclaim in the Church the glory of the world to come. There are actually more religious sisters (776,269) in the world than priests (405,450), deacons (31,524), and religious brothers (54,620) put together. Statistics: http://cara.georgetown.edu/bulletin/index.htm Consecrated Life: http://www.nccbuscc.org/catechism/text/pt1sect2chpt3art9p4.htm#913 With love in Christ
  • To show that the Lord God approves of polygamy.
  • 3-21-2017 You are talking about a Catholic tradition, and the Catholics have never been able to explain their traditions so they make sense to anybody else. They used to discourage people from reading the bible because so many of their traditions contradict what the bible says.

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