“With all of the prescriptions given to us to do, it seems sometimes that the Church is asking us all to be monks…Just as all of us are not called to be mathematicians or rocket scientists, not everyone is called to be a monk.  However, that does not mean that everyone isn’t called to some sort of ascesis. That word…simply means self-denial, something that Christ tells all of us to do.”
(Fr. Philip Rodgers, 21st Century priest)  [Sanctification; Sacrifice; Penance]