November 30, 2012

Archbishop Tobin shares his thoughts on the role of lay women in the Church

In Conversation with Archbishop Tobin logo“Obviously, not all women are called to be women religious. The saint that founded my order was Alphonus Ligouri. In his seminal work, he says it is a serious error [to believe] that God doesn’t want everyone to be a saint. God wants everyone to be a saint, but each according to their own vocation. To lay women, I would say, ‘How is God calling you to an intimate union and service of your brothers and sisters with the gifts you’ve been given?’

“That’s what God wants for you, and that’s what the Church hopes to benefit from, and to make possible for you to bring to others.” †

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