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Vinculum Membership

'Vinculum” is the Latin word for “bond.” Miles Jesu vinculum members share a bond with the domus members. Called to varying states of life—they may be married, single, or widowed—they are linked to Miles Jesu's spirituality and apostolates. It is the “bond” of a family....a faith family.

wedding“But the laity, by their very vocation, seek the kingdom of God by engaging in temporal affairs and by ordering them according to the plan of God. They live in the world, that is, in each and in all of the secular professions and occupations. They live in the ordinary circumstances of family and social life, from which the very web of their existence is woven. They are called there by God that by exercising their proper function and led by the spirit of the Gospel they may work for the sanctification of the world from within as a leaven. In this way they may make Christ known to others, especially by the testimony of a life resplendent in faith, hope and charity. Therefore, since they are tightly bound up in all types of temporal affairs it is their special task to order and to throw light upon these affairs in such a way that they may come into being and then continually increase according to Christ to the praise of the Creator and the Redeemer.”
-Lumen Gentium n.31

God's plan for the world is that men should work together to renew and constantly perfect the temporal order....The laity must take up the renewal of the temporal order as their own special obligation. Led by the light of the Gospel and the mind of the Church and motivated by Christian charity, they must act directly and in a definite way in the temporal sphere. As citizens they must cooperate with other citizens with their own particular skill and on their own responsibility. Everywhere and in all things they must seek the justice of God's kingdom.
-Apostolatam Actuositatem n. 7

John Griffiths I Knew This Was Going to be a Challenge
A long time ago I realized God was calling me. At the same time I came to realize that if I was not in a state of grace – that the voice of God had become faint an echo in the back of my mind, easy to ignore.



The Church's Teaching on Family Life and Evangelizing Society 

Familiaris Consortio

Apostolatam Actuositatem

For quick, clear information on the Church's teachings on faith, morals, and discipline, use the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the Compendium of the Social Teachings of the Church. Both are available from our bookstore, or click the titles for a direct connection to the electronic version at the Vatican's own web site.


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