Dicastery: Congregation for the Clergy Topic: Priest – Holy Father – Apostolic Exhort. Language: English Type: Documento. Haerent Animo: full text, concordances and frequency lists. , 85,  p.; cm. Translated by J. Keating and at Vatican Press. [First thus in ] Fair ex-lib.,stapled, red card sides in stiff brown taped binder. Bookseller.
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Holiness becometh thy house. But now, what a change has taken place!
These passages apply, no doubt, to all the faithful, but they apply more especially to priests. For every high priest taken from among men is appointed for men in the things that pertain to God.
All applicable content is owned by us and is protected by copyright laws. Woe to the priest who fails to respect his high dignity, and defiles by his infidelities the name of the holy God for whom he is bound to be holy. It cannot be denied, and it is bitterly to be deplored, that not infrequently one finds priests who use the thunders of their eloquence to frighten others from sin, but seem to have no such fear for themselves and become hardened in their faults; a priest who exhorts and arouses others to wash away without delay the stains from their souls by due religious acts, is himself so sluggish in doing this that he delays even for months; he who knows how to pour the health-giving oil and wine into the wounds of others is himself content to lie wounded by the wayside, and lacks the prudence to call for the saving hand of a brother which is almost within his grasp.
First, there is the pious retreat during which the soul devotes itself to spiritual exercises, as they are called.
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Pius X frequently gave the practice of retreats first place among the means of perseverance and sanctification which he recommended to the clergy cf. Be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new man, who according to God is created in justice and sanctity of truth; that will be the most excellent and most acceptable gift which you could offer to us on this fiftieth anniversary of our ordination.
Experience shows that the man who frequently subjects his thoughts, words and actions to a strict examination, gains new strength of soul both to detest and fly from evil and to desire and strive for the good. The life of a priest who underestimates the value of meditation, or has lost all taste for it, provides a sad confirmation of what we have been saying. The admonition addressed to those who are about to be anmo priests is even more moving: Of these the first is piety, or godliness That anmo the command that Paul gave to Timothy: Without this, even the resources of profound learning which we strive to promote among the clergyor exceptional competence in practical affairs, though they may bring some benefit to the Church or to individuals, are not infrequently the cause of deplorable damage to them.
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Nothing is more conducive to the acquisition and strengthening of this disposition of soul, this quasi-natural union with God, than daily meditation; it is unnecessary to dwell upon this truth which every prudent person clearly realizes. But it is particularly as the ministers of Jesus Christ in the great sacrifice which is constantly renewed with abiding power for the salvation of the world, that we have the duty of conforming our minds to that spirit in which he offered himself as an unspotted victim to God on the altar of the Cross.
Letter to the bishops of Brazil, 18 December They are always at hand, constantly beside us to assist us in the needs of our souls; their voice is never harsh, their advice is never self-seeking, their words are never timid or deceitful.
How, then, can I be so ungrateful for such condescension and love as to sin against Him, to offend His honor, to pollute this body which is His?
Experiencing technical problems with this site? Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. Those who hear him might say, insultingly it is true, but not without justification: Formerly, these same men, with the oil of priestly ordination still fresh upon them, diligently prepared themselves for the recitation of the Psalms, lest they should be like haernt who tempt God; they sought a time and place free from disturbance; they endeavored to grasp the divine meaning; in union with the psalmist hserent poured forth their soul in songs of praise, sorrow and rejoicing.
Nothing is more conducive to the acquisition and strengthening of this disposition of soul, this quasi-natural union with God, than daily meditation; it is unnecessary to dwell upon this truth which every prudent person clearly realizes. Pius X had recommended it and enriched it with numerous spiritual favors: That we may present every man perfect in Jesus Christ. A point of capital importance is that a certain time should be given daily to meditation on the eternal truths.
You may have already requested this item. Their teaching can be summarized thus: The words of Chrysostom on this matter are an exact expression of the truth: On the other hand, there is abundant evidence from every age that even the humblest priest, provided his life has the adornment of overflowing sanctity, can undertake and accomplish marvelous works for the spiritual welfare of the people of God; an outstanding example in recent times is John Baptist Vianney, a model pastor of souls, to whom we are happy to have decreed the honors of the Blessed in heaven.
A point of capital importance is that a certain time should be given daily to meditation on the eternal truths. How solemnly the Church addresses those who are about to be promoted sub-deacons! Peter Damian, Doctor of the Church “If Would you also like to submit a review for this item?
The situation is aggravated by the fact that all round us we see the multiplication of evil example which is a menace to priestly virtue itself every day calls for even greater vigilance and fresh endeavor. Pray Without Ceasing Let us be convinced, therefore, that a priest must be specially devoted to the practice of prayer if he is to maintain worthily his dignity and to fulfill his duty.
Code of Conduct Privacy Statement. These grave words apply, no doubt, to all who have authority in the Church, but they apply in a special way to us who, despite our unworthiness, by the grace of God exercise supreme power within the Church. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: Consistory 18 November forbidding priests to take over the temporal administration of profane societies or institutions: Retreat First, there is the pious retreat during which the soul devotes itself to spiritual exercises, as they are called.
Joseph of Cupertino, and in times nearer to our own of that humble Cure d’Ars, St. Formerly, how beloved were those tabernacles!
The pastoral address of St. God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise, and the weak things of the world God has chosen to confound the strong, and the humble and contemptible things of the world God has chosen, the things that are not, in order to bring to nought the things that are.
The same pastoral and spiritual concern is evident in that document.
However distinguished for prudence and eloquence, their speech does not echo the voice of the good Shepherd which the sheep hear to their spiritual anumo it is mere sound which goes forth without fruit, and sometimes gives a pernicious example to the disgrace of religion and the scandal of the good.
May God answer this our prayer: Every night before going to sleep, ‘make your conscience appear in judgment; demand of it an account, and having thoroughly probed and analyzed whatever evil purposes you formed during the day, repent for them.
When ministers are ignorant or neglectful of their duty, then the morals of the people also immediately decline, Christian discipline grows slack, the practice of religion is dislodged and cast aside, and every vice and corruption is easily introduced into the Church. And while our appeal is intended above all to recall the erring to the right path and to spur the lukewarm to fresh endeavor, we would wish it to serve as an encouragement to others also.
For as they are seen to be raised to a higher position, above the things of this world, others fix their eyes upon them as upon a mirror, and derive from them what they are to imitate.
Another suggestion which we warmly recommend is that priests, as befits brothers, should form a closer union among themselves, with the approval and under the direction of the bishop. Fifth Lateran Council A.