8. Chastity

  1. For the celibate, the vow of chastity calls us to give up our right to marry and parent children in order to more fully espouse Christ alone. For the married brother or sister, the covenant of chastity calls us to enter fully into the sacrament of matrimony, which in a most perfect way manifests incarnationally the mystery of the love union between the Church and Christ Jesus. For the single brother or sister, the covenant of chastity calls us to value all relationships with others as sacred.