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Luzon Jurisdiction Spiritual Formation

Christ in The Knights of Columbus

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Objectives •To enhance the understanding of the participant on their role as a member of Knights of Columbus which is not limited to bringing to men the message and peace of Christ, but including the penetration and perfection of the temporal sphere with the spirit of the Gospel. •To encourage the participants to take on the renewal of the temporal order as their own special obligation. •To enhance the participants knowledge on how to exercise his apostolate in the spirit of Christ in the world. Christ in the World

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Christ in the World • Christians, especially us, the Knights of Columbus should actively play our role of putting on the person of our Lord Jesus Christ and helping to make Christ present in the World. •It is through the Church and each one of us, that Christ is present in the World. •Church‘s mission is not only to bring to man the message of Christ but to penetrate and make perfect the temporal sphere with the spirit of the Gospel.

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Christ in the World • Christ is in the World not only to bring salvation to those who hear His message of Grace and Love but through each one of us, wants to change the World completely. •This responsibility is not of the Clergy alone but, the Laity must also take on the renewal of the temporal order as their own special obligation. •The Church tells us that we, as laymen, must change the World.

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How can we as Knights do this? •First, we have to live our own lives in the grace and love of the Lord. This means we cannot be Apostles unless we are true Christians filled with Love of God with our own houses in order. •Only when our family life, business activities and social commitments reflect the theological virtues of faith, hope and charity can we consider ourselves worthy of representing Christ in the World and accept the challenge of becoming Apostles of Christ and indeed as worthy Knights of Columbus.

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• The true Christian therefore must do good. It is not enough to be called a Knight, but we must do good to our brother Knights and our fellowmen. •We are in the world to be of service to our fellowmen. When people are in need of help, we should seek , find and relieve them with the gifts of assistance and love. •We , as Knights of Columbus, in consciousness of our responsibilities to our Brothers in Christ and to the World, can live a life of real satisfaction if we develop to be true men of the Church, and as the figure of Christ in the modern World. Christ in the World

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The Commandments Christ reduced the Ten Commandments into two commandments of love. 1. You shall love the Lord, your God with all your heart and soul, with all your mind and with all your strength. 2. You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

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In Service to One, in Service to All “The phrase ‘In service to one, in service to all ‘ has long been a motto of the Knights of Columbus. It simply means that Knights take seriously the two great commandments of Jesus Christ: to love God with our entire being and to love our neighbor as ourselves. It reflects…” Christ in the World

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Second Vatican Council document Lumen Gentium states: “The laity, by their very vocation, seek the kingdom of God by engaging in temporal affairs and by ordering them according to the plan of God. They live in the world, i.e. in each and in all of the secular professions and occupations…They are called there by God that by exercising their proper function and led by the spirit of the Gospel they may work for the sanctification of the world from within as a leaven”

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The Beatitudes The Beatitudes are declaration of blessedness pronounced by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount. They fulfill God’s promises to Abraham on by ordering them to the Kingdom of heaven: Blessed are the poor in spirit, those who mourn, meek, who hunger, thirst and persecuted for righteousness, merciful, pure in heart, peacemakers, reviled and persecuted by man.

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The Virtue A Virtue is a habitual and firm disposition to do the good. Cardinal Virtues Prudence [discern] Justice [will] Fortitude [firmness Temperance [moderates]

Theological Virtues Faith [belief] Hope [trust] Charity [love]

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Christ in the World •Because of the “Original Sin” committed by Adam and Eve, mankind lost God’s friendship and our right to go to heaven. •God sent us a savior, Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten son who became man and died on the cross to redeem us from our sins and give us back God’s love and open heaven for us. Christ in the World

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Christ in the World Sin is an offense against God’s Commandments. •

•Mortal – Disobey in a serious manner and with full knowledge and full consent. •Venial – Disobey in a slight manner or without our full knowledge or consent. Christ in the World

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Seven Capital Sins 1. Pride (superiority) – too much love of one’s excellence excessive self esteem

2. Avarice (covetousness)

– excessive love for wealth & worldly possession (passion- desires for gold)

3. Lust – desire for pleasure of the flesh 4. Anger – strong feeling of desire to inflict punishment on the offender

5. Gluttony (greediness)– excessive desire for food & drinks

6. Envy – Longing for what other possess. 7. Sloth (laziness)- neglect of one’s spiritual & temporal duties

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7Virtues against the 7 Capital sins 1. Humility-humbleness or lowliness and the acknowledgement of one’s own limitations.

2. Liberality or generosity – prudent use of worldly goods.

3. Chastity and purity-cleanliness 4. Meekness -patience, kindness and compassion 5. Temperance and moderation-right attitude 6. Charity-brotherly or fraternal love 7. Diligence and zeal-industrious Christ in the World

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Christ in the World •Christ knew it would be difficult for man to live up to his commandments without help from Him. •Christ instituted the SACRAMENTS and established His church to work for our salvation. He also sent the HOLY SPIRIT to oversee his works.

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Gifts of the Holy Spirit 1. Wisdom 2. Understanding 3. Counsel 4. Fortitude 5. Knowledge 6. Piety 7. Fear of the Lord Christ in the World

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Fruits of the Holy Spirit Joy

Generosity

Peace

Gentleness

Patience

Faithfulness

Kindness

Modesty

Goodness Self-Control Chastity

Charity

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Corporal Works of Mercy To Love our neighbor requires us to perform Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy. The Corporal Works of Mercy:

1. To feed the hungry 2. To give drink to the thirsty 3. To clothe the naked 4. To visit the imprisoned 5. To shelter the homeless 6. To visit the sick 7. To bury the dead Christ in the World

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Spiritual Works of Mercy 1. To admonish the sinners 2. To instruct the ignorant 3. To counsel the doubtful 4. To comfort the sorrowful 5. To bear wrongs patiently 6. To forgive all injuries 7. To pray for the living and the dead

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The Holy Spirit revealed in Mysteries of the Rosary Joyful

Sorrowful

Glorious

Luminous

Wednesday & Sunday

(Mysteries of Light)

The Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane

The Resurrection*

The Baptism of Christ*

The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth*

The Scourging of Jesus at the Pillar

The Ascension

The Wedding Feast at Cana*

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The Birth of Jesus at Bethlehem

The crowning of Jesus with Thorns

The Descent of the The Proclamation of Holy Spirit* the Coming of the Kingdom of God

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The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple

The carrying of the cross by Jesus on Mt. Calvary

The Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven

The Transfiguration

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The Finding of Jesus in the Temple

The Crucifixion of Jesus on Mount Calvary*

The Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Heaven

The Institution of the Eucharist

Monday & Saturday

Tuesday & Friday

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The Annunciation of Archangel Gabriel to Mary*

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Sins Against the Holy Spirit 1. Presumption – that God is good and it is allowed to commit sins.

2. Despair, hopelessness – that sins cannot be forgiven.

3. Resisting to know the truth 4. Envy of other’s spiritual goods 5. Obstinacy – knowing it is a sin and still do it 6. Refusal to accept God’s grace or denial of the grace of God. Sins that constitutes rejection of God and His goodness and mercy could not be forgiven. Christ in the World

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THE CONCEPT OF LAY APOSTOLATE:

On the basis that “Faith without good works is dead” (James 2:17) comes now to mind the Commandment, “Love your Neighbor as Yourself.” For how can you love your neighbor if not by doing good works?


THE CONCEPT OF LAY APOSTOLATE:

Who is my neighbor? Let us turn to our Lord’s Gospel on

“The Good Samaritan” (Luke 10:25-37)


The Parable of the Good Samaritan A teacher of the Law came up and tried to trap Jesus, “Teacher”, he asked, “what must I do to receive eternal life?” 26 Jesus answered him, “What do the scripture say? How do you interpret them?” 27 The man answered, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind’; and’ love your neighbor as you love yourself.’” 28 “You are right,” Jesus replied; “ do this and you will live.” 25


The Parable of the Good Samaritan But the teacher of the Law wanted to justify himself so he asked Jesus, “Who is my neighbor?” 30 Jesus answered, “There was once a man who was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho when robbers attacked him, stripped him, and beat him up, leaving him half dead. 31 It so happened that a Priest was going down that road; but when he saw the man, he walked on by on the other side. 32 In the same way a Levite also came there, went over and looked at the man, and then walked on by on the other side. 29


But a Samaritan who was traveling that way came upon the man, And when he saw him, his heart was filled with pity. 34 He went over to him, poured oil and wine on his wound and bandage them; then he put the man on his own animal and took him to an inn, where he took care of him. 35The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the inn keeper; “Take care of him’, he told the innkeeper; ‘when I come back this way, I will pay you whatever else you spent on him.” 33


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And Jesus concluded, “In

your opinion, which one of these three acted like a neighbor toward the man attacked by the robber?” 37

The teacher of the Law answered, “The man who

was kind to him.” Jesus replied, “ You go, then, and do the same.”


Knights have long tradition of practicing charity in a spirit of unity “Pope Benedict XVI said …that the parable ‘must make us change our attitude following the logic of Christ, which is the logic of charity: God is love, and worshipping him means serving our brothers with sincere and generous love’ “ “Combined with unity-with our Church and with our neighbor-charity provides us with the means to fulfill Christ’s great commandments.”


“Lives filled with charity, motivated by faith and hope, are what will make Christ known to others� Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight


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