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24/7 Christian

The Secular Vocation of the Laity

24/7 Christian brings the riches of the Second Vatican Council, with its teachings on the universal call to holiness, the freedom of conscience, and the role of the laity in the world, together with the wisdom of the Rule of St. Benedict to provide a practical guide to becoming a Christian 24/7. It shows the importance of Catholics’ faith in meeting the challenges facing people today, including climate change, global inequality, and family breakdown. The book has also been translated into Polish and published in Poland under the auspices of

On the basis of Scripture, doctrine, and her own wide-ranging experience of the worlds of business, education and Church, Christine Fletcher has written an immensely practical guide for the lay Christian in the world—especially attractive through the Benedictine spirituality which, since her return to America, she has made her own.
Aidan Nicholls OP
Blackfriars, Cambridge.

For Dr. Fletcher, the motto of a 24/7 Christian should be ‘the undivided life is worth living!’ In order to live such a life—and to bridge the gap between Baptism’s universal call to holiness and the frenetic pace of everyday life—lay men and women must begin to see the Gospel story as their story. A prayer life rooted in the Scriptures will empower the Catholic lay faithful to answer the call of missionary discipleship in their secular vocations. 24/7 Christian offers tools for discerning one’s personal calling, as well as inspiration for responding with humility and joy.
David D. Spesia
Secretary for Evangelization and Catechesis, Diocese of Joliet in Illinois

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24/7 Christian is available in paperback from Liturgical Press, from, from other booksellers in the United States, and from in the United Kingdom. The Polish translation is also available in the US from, and in the UK from