Evangelization for lay people

Lay people* also fulfill their prophetic mission by evangelization, “that is, the proclamation of Christ by word and the testimony of life.” For lay people, “this evangelization . . . acquires a specific property and peculiar efficacy because it is accomplished in the ordinary circumstances of the world.”

-Catechism of the Catholic Church, 905

*Lay People (laity): non-clergy members of a religious group


  1. This is a very insightful quote! Thanks for sharing it.
    In what sense is this a prophetic mission?
    Thanks for sharing!

    • Dear Namu,
      All believers are called to pass on the faith by teaching as well as by actions. When we do this we participate in Christ’s prophetic role. See CCC 904.

      Yours in Christ,
      Matthew Brounstein

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