This modest shared reflection of the Australian Anglican and Roman Catholic Ecumenical Dialogue probes
the foundations of this concept of holiness. There is much in common in both Anglican and Roman
Catholic approaches to holiness. There are, too, some nuances that assist us to see the bright diamond of
holiness from different perspectives.
The call from God to be holy is a universal call to everyone. This document considers this call from
its biblical and theological foundations. Being an Australian document, it has practical sections to its
considerations as well. To assist in small group ecumenical discussions each of its four chapters conclude
with short questions.
Status of agreed statements:
Agreed statements have been agreed by the dialogue members and submitted to the sponsoring churches for study. These texts express the careful considerations of the members of the dialogue but are not official statements of either of the churches.