What is Religious life
The Religious (or consecrated) Life is about consecrating oneself to a particular understanding of the Christian journey in service of the Church. Men and women dedicate their lives to serve in Orders or movements as priests, brothers, monks, nuns, sisters and consecrated virgins. Some commit to a life of prayer, others to education or health care. However they live out their charism and bring Christ to those they minister to. Religious and consecrated life has many different expressions. There are many orders, communities and congregations of men and women who commit themselves to this state of life. Some live a contemplative lifestyle, focused on prayer; while others have a missionary focus.