Day #264: Apostolicam Actuositatem 18

Today in the Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity, we continue to look at the forms the laity’s missionary work takes on.

Article 18 shifts from the “individual” form to the “group” form in giving a Christian witness.  As we are a community of believers, it makes sense that not all ministry is going to take place on an individual level.  Working together, we can be more organized and more effective in what we do.

Here are the Scripture citations:

cf. 1 Peter 2:5-10

cf. 1 Cor. 12:12

Matt. 18:20

And the footnote:

2. cf. Pius XII, allocution to the first convention of laymen representing all nations on the promotion of the apostolate Oct. 15, 1951: A.A.S. 43 (1951) pp. 787-788.

3. cf. Pius XII, encyclical “Le Pelerinage de Lourdes,” July 2, 1957: A.A.S. 49 (1957) p. 615.

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