Grateful Beggar A Life Night on Saint Francis and the Religious Life About This Life Night This Life Night begins with a game called Simon Says that connects with St. Francis’ life of obedience. The Proclaim focuses on poverty, chastity, and obedience as a path to happiness and holiness that is exemplified through the life of St. Francis. The Break challenges teens to come up with practical ways to live out poverty, chastity, and obedience. The Send inspires teens to make a commitment to live out poverty, chastity, and obedience in their daily lives and encourages them to be the “living stones” (1 Peter 2:5) from which the church is built. Goal of This Night The goal of this Life Night is to make teens aware of the beauty of a vocation to the religious life through the life of St. Francis of Assisi. This Life Night introduces teens to the evangelical counsels as a path to joy and holiness and challenges them to find ways to live out the spirit of these virtues. Catechism # 914 - 916 # 925 - 927 # 1618 - 1619 # 2349 Scripture Matthew 5:3 Philippians 2:8 -9 Key Concepts – A vocation to the religious life is a wonderful and beautiful way to find joy and live a life of holiness. – The religious life is characterized by a dedication to the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience, which are exemplified in the life of St. Francis. – Not only are those in religious life called to the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, but also all people are called to live out the spirit of the counsels. Key Terms Religious Life Evangelical Counsels Consecrate End of Free Preview Thanks for reviewing this Life Night! If you would like the full version of this resource please sign in. If you are signed in and still can't download this resource, please contact parish support in the chat below.