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Master's Essay - Restricted




This paper is prompted by the desire to fuse two aspects of the term life--liturgical life and the life of a religious. It seeks to do this through a reflection upon the election-covenant cycle of the Old Testament (for it is firmly believed that to grasp something of the Christian significance of any given way of life, it is helpful to see it first in its biblical perspective) with its corollary in the New Dispensation: the Baptism-Eucharist theme seen in the light of a vocation to religious life.

The occasion which prompts this essay is the "gift and task" of guiding those generous young persons who, relying on the help of the Holy Spirit, are making a decision of what they should do with their lives, and secondly to propose a theme of study for these candidates setting out on their "new life" in religion.