APA 6th Edition Mandarić, V. (2015). Profetizam posvećenoga života i važnost nade za suvremeni svijet. Diacovensia, 23 (4), 455-481. Preuzeto s https://hrcak.srce.hr/153291
MLA 8th Edition Mandarić, Valentina. "Profetizam posvećenoga života i važnost nade za suvremeni svijet." Diacovensia, vol. 23, br. 4, 2015, str. 455-481. https://hrcak.srce.hr/153291. Citirano 26.10.2021.
Chicago 17th Edition Mandarić, Valentina. "Profetizam posvećenoga života i važnost nade za suvremeni svijet." Diacovensia 23, br. 4 (2015): 455-481. https://hrcak.srce.hr/153291
Harvard Mandarić, V. (2015). 'Profetizam posvećenoga života i važnost nade za suvremeni svijet', Diacovensia, 23(4), str. 455-481. Preuzeto s: https://hrcak.srce.hr/153291 (Datum pristupa: 26.10.2021.)
Vancouver Mandarić V. Profetizam posvećenoga života i važnost nade za suvremeni svijet. Diacovensia [Internet]. 2015 [pristupljeno 26.10.2021.];23(4):455-481. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/153291
IEEE V. Mandarić, "Profetizam posvećenoga života i važnost nade za suvremeni svijet", Diacovensia, vol.23, br. 4, str. 455-481, 2015. [Online]. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/153291. [Citirano: 26.10.2021.]
Sažetak The Year of Consecrated Life, which ends on February 2, 2016, is a special occasion for examination and self-evaluation of consecrated life in the light of the Word of God, the Church Magisterium and the charisma of individual religious communities. The article, therefore, starts with some indicators of the crisis that has engulfed the consecrated life, which is then analyzed in the broader context of the crisis in the society and the crisis in the Church.
The crises of consecrated life are not only a source of anxiety, uncertainty and concern, they are also a real challenge to finding new perspectives of living personal sanctification. The religious of the 21st century together with all of mankind are witnessing many forms of hopelessness that is affecting the modern world. This hopelessness originates in the permanent temptation of man to move away from God and to place his hope and security into his own creations. In such a universal hopelessness, the author associates the mission of the consecrated life with the offering of the signs of hope which for modern disoriented man may be true beacons of light. The religious life in its essence is a prophetic sign that permanently directs and points to the "great hope", which will be fully realized in the Kingdom of Heaven. However, man and the world need true signs of hope already here and now, which they expect to get from the consecrated life. Therefore, in the final part of the article, the author lists six possible testimonies of consecrated life that the modern man needs.