Living in the Gap - Second Edition
The book wishes to raise awareness of the importance of the vocation to the consecrated life in the life of Church and to help religious in their efforts towards the new evangelization.
This second edition of Living in the Gap is prompted by the Church’s celebration throughout 2015 of a Year for Consecrated Life to mark both the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council and the 50th anniversary of Perfectae Caritatis, “The Decree on the Adaptation and Renewal of Religious Life.” The book wishes to raise awareness of the importance of the vocation to the consecrated life in the life of Church and to help religious in their efforts towards the new evangelization.
The challenge before religious today and before all those called to evangelical counsels of chastity, poverty, and obedience is to do their best to narrow the gap between vision and reality. The question they should be asking themselves is not whether the gap between vision and reality exists in their lives, but whether it is getting larger or smaller.
Article: Father Dennis Billy and Life "In the Gap" (Seminarian Casual Blog). Click here for reading the article or listen to the interview below.
“Religious life is not a naïve utopia but a commitment to live in the gap between vision and reality, the already and the not-yet, the place where human relationships are deepened in the midst of human frailties. This is a well-written and thought-provoking book which will raise questions for some and provide insight for many. Living in the Gap offers a wise and spiritual foundation for those seeking the pearl of great price.”
Sr. Ilia Delio, O.S.F.
Director of Catholic Studies at Georgetown University
“The book is an excellent tool for the initial and ongoing formation of religious women and men, as well as a reliable voice for all those who want to understand better how this religious life is to be lived today.”
Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R.
Archbishop of Indianapolis
Former Secretary, Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life
About the Author
Author of numerous books and articles, Redemptorist Father Dennis Billy holds a Th.D. in Church History from Harvard Divinity School and a S.T.D. in spirituality from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas. He holds the John Cardinal Krol Chair of Moral Theology at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary and also serves as Karl Rahner Professor of Catholic Theology at the Graduate Theological Foundation.
|Publication Date||Dec 10, 2014|
|Author||Dennis J. Billy, CSsR|