Abstinence and Chastity

“Chastity means the successful integration of sexuality within the person and thus the inner unity of man in his bodily and spiritual being … Chastity is a moral virtue. It is also a gift from God, a grace, a fruit of spiritual effort. The Holy Spirit enables one whom the water of Baptism has regenerated to imitate the purity of Christ.” (CCC, No. 2337, 2345)


Catechism of the Catholic Church  

The Vocation to Chastity: # 2337-2359
The integrity of the person: # 2338-2345
“The integrality of the gift of self”: # 2346-2347
“The various forms of chastity”: # 2348-2350
“Offenses against chastity”: # 2351-2356
“Chastity and homosexuality”: # 2357-2359
“Purity of heart and modesty”: # 2517-2527
Chastity and marriage: # 2365
Chastity and consecrated life/Evangelical counsels: # 915

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