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815

Eucharist, “source and summit of

the whole Christian life,” 1324,

1391‑92

family as the first school of, 1657

Most Holy Trinity as central

mystery of, 234

and participation in Christ’s death

and Resurrection, 1002

popular piety enriches, 1679

prayer, an essential element

of, 2701, 2745, 2764 (

see also

Prayer)

precepts of Christian life in the

Sermon on the Mount, 1966

sacraments as foundation and help

for, 1210, 1212‑13

Sacred Scripture as nourishment

and rule of, 141

and the way of perfection, 2015

conjugal life

and Christ’s presence in it, 1642

established by the Creator and

provided with His laws, 1660

and fruitfulness, 1654, 1664

See also

Marriage

consecrated life

the Church’s recognition of, 915

consecration and mission, 931‑33

definition of, 916

different forms of, 917‑19

eremitic life, 920‑21

evangelical counsels and

profession, 914‑16, 944

religious life, 925‑27

secular institutes, 928‑29

significance of consecrated life in

the Church, 932

societies of apostolic life, 930

virgins and widows, 922‑24, 1537,

1672

eternal life

Baptism, the “seal of eternal life,”

1274

of the blessed as full possession of

the fruits of the Redemption,

1026

Christ, the Lord of, 679

God wants to give man, 55

God will be “all in all” in, 1050,

1060

grave sin as an impediment to

attaining, 1472

“He who eats my flesh... has

eternal life,” 1406, 1524

“I believe in,” 1020

only God has “the words of eternal

life,” 1336

pledge of eternal life in the

sacraments, 1130

resurrection of the dead and,

989‑90, 994, 997‑98, 1016

as the reward of the righteous,

1038, 2002

vocation to eternal life as God’s

gratuitous gift, 1998

“What good deed must I do, to

have eternal life?” 2052, 2075

human life

peace and respect for, 2304

purpose of human life to know

God and to love and serve

Him, 1, 68

respect for, 2559‑83

and legitimate defense, 2263‑67,

2321

from the moment of

conception, 2270‑75, 2322

and the punishment of death,

2266‑67

right to, 2264, 2273

moral life

and the Church’s Magisterium,

2032‑40, 2049‑51

as a condition for building up the

Church and the Kingdom,

2045‑46

definition of, 2047

and the dignity of the person, 1706

faith as the source of our, 2087

gives spiritual freedom, 1828

impediments to, 1740

natural law governs, 1955

passions and, 1767‑70

as a primary condition for

proclaiming the Gospel, 2044

is to reach its fulfillment in eternal

life, 1715

as spiritual worship, 2031, 2047

virtues and gifts of the Holy

Spirit as a help to, 1804, 1808,

1830

new life as divine life

Baptism as the source of, 1254, 1279

catechesis of, 1697