Discerning Vocations to Marriage, Celibacy and Singlehood

By Francis Kelly Nemeck, OMI, Marie Theresa Coombs

Discerning Vocations to Marriage, Celibacy and Singlehood

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  • ISBN: 9781579107840
  • Pages: 228
  • Publication Date: 10/17/2001
  • Retail Price: $27.00
Web Price: $21.60
Web Price: $21.60

Discerning Vocations to Marriage, Celibacy and Singlehood

By Francis Kelly Nemeck, OMI, Marie Theresa Coombs

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  • ISBN: 9781579107840
  • Pages: 228
  • Publication Date: 10/17/2001
  • Retail Price: $27.00
Web Price: $21.60

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From a relational and evolutionary perspective on the mystery of vocation, the authors develop the principles of discernment for Christian marriage, celibacy, and singlehood. They see the vocational core of marriage as a calling by God of each spouse to be a unique instrument of transformation and purification in the other's spiritual journey. They identify the vocational core of celibacy as the relationship between Jesus and the celibate rendering the celibate unmarriageable for the sake of Christ and the Gospel. They view the vocational core of singlehood as witness to a certain independence for the sake of the reign of God. In the light of each vocational core, the authors discuss specific signs which indicate and authentic calling. This book appeals to those seeking to discern their personal vocation as well as to those guiding them.

Contributors-

Francis Kelly Nemeck, OMI
Marie Theresa Coombs

Bio(s)-

Marie Theresa Coombs lives as a canonically recognized hermit at Lebh Shomea, a contemplative-eremitical house of prayer in the desert region of south Texas. She earned a Ph.D. in Theological Studies from Graduate Theological Foundation, South Bend, Indiana. Besides co-authoring several books on prayer and spirituality, she is a frequented spiritual director.

Fr. Francis Kelly Nemeck, O.M.I., has taught theology in the United States and Canada, besides having missionary and pastoral experience in Texas and Mexico. He earned a doctorate in spirituality from Les Facultes Catholiques de Lyon in France. Since 1974 he has served as director of Lebh Shomea, has authored and coauthored several books, and is a spiritual director.

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