“Within the space of the Church, persons do not exist as unrelated atoms, but they mutually pervade each other, analogously to the perichoresis of the Persons of the Trinity.”
“If we do not see our brother as an obstacle, we cannot love him. It is at this point that we discover the meaning of the sacramental presence of the other; his otherness or diversity is a sign of a Presence that transcends the other and makes him a sign of something more. ”
Why Laity Are Not Ministers: A Metaphysical ProbeRobert Connor
"There can be no 'refoundation of the religious life' that does not begin with a new proclamation . . . based on the anthropology revealed by the evangelical counsels."
“God and the world share with each other what each has and is. This mutual communication constitutes the ecclesial form of life of the secular institutes . . . as the eucharistic way of being characteristic of Christ, the concrete analogia entis.”
Christian Community and the States of Life: A Reflection on the Anthropological Significance of Virginity and MarriageDavid S. Crawford
"If the counsels and marriage disclose the authentic structure of creaturehood, as well as the meaning of the community creaturehood implies, then they also are called to 'reconfigure' the world . . . by simply being 'what they are' in the world."