Explore the range of different religious orders within the Catholic Church. Examine the key differences between the orders and the roles that they play within the community.
Who can become a member of a religious order?
Both men and women
What is the role of an apostolic order?
They work in the community
They stay in the monastery or convent and have limited communication with the outside world
To take a vow of silence
What is the role of a contemplative order?
What is a mendicant order?
These orders only contain nuns
Usually live a contemplative lifestyle and stay inside a monastery or convent
Usually lives and works within the community
What is a monastic order?
Which order did St Thomas Aquinas belong to?
Which of the following describes the Trappist order?
What vows do religious orders take?
Poverty, honour and trust
Poverty, chastity and obedience
Honour, chastity and trust
What is the Rule of St Benedict?
Sets out how monks should live communally
Tells monks how to prepare for Mass
Explains what monks believe about God
What is the aim of a retreat?
To give people a chance to focus on their faith
To let people become fit and healthy
To try and recruit people to become nuns and monks