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In the Body of the Church, Each Vocation Strengthens All Vocations

Edmund Leighton, “Maternity,” 1917

“Ecclesial communion is … characterized by a diversity and a complementarity of vocations and states in life … Because of this diversity and complementarity every member of the lay faithful is seen in relation to the whole body and offers a totally unique contribution on behalf of the whole body.” —Pope St. John Paul II