Dicastery: Congregation for the Clergy Topic: Priest – Holy Father – Apostolic Exhort. Language: English Type: Documento. Haerent Animo: full text, concordances and frequency lists. [2], 85, [1] 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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John Chrysostom, Doctor of the Church. Therefore, with unceasing solicitude, our thoughts and endeavors are constantly directed to the aniimo of the well-being and growth of the flock of the Lord. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: The Pope had written in similar terms to the French episcopate immediately after the Law of Separation: Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you. Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es.

Peter Damian, Doctor of the Church. Those who hear him might say, insultingly it is true, but not without justification: 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 animl, 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. Joseph of Cupertino, and in times nearer to our own of that humble Cure d’Ars, St.

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Aniimo my hand he has placed all his treasures, his sacraments, his graces; he has placed animi souls, than whom nothing can be dearer to him; in his love he has preferred them to himself, and redeemed them by his Blood; he has placed heaven in my hand, and it is in my power to open and close it to others. Hence Christ, continuing this comparison, calls such priests salt that has lost its savor, which is good for nothing any more, but to be cast out and to be trodden on by men.

This summary of the benefits which harent is calculated to bring is an instructive reminder not only of its salutary effect in every department, but also of its absolute necessity. Moreover, it is the strict duty of the priest to have a mind for heavenly things, to teach them, to inculcate them; in the regulation of his whole life he must be so much superior to human considerations that whatever he does in the discharge of his sacred office will be done in accordance with God, under the impulse and guidance of faith; it is fitting then that he should possess a certain aptitude to rise above earthly considerations and strive harrent heavenly things.


It is also shown by experience that one who refuses to appear before the tribunal where justice sits in judgment, and conscience appears at once as the accused and the accuser, usually suffers grave ankmo and disadvantage thereby. General Council of Trent, A. Paul, show themselves as ministers of God in labors, in vigils, in fasting, in chastity, in knowledge, in long-suffering, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in sincere charity, in the word of truth;[38] men who seek only heavenly things and strive by every means to lead others to them.

The priest who discharges the office of preaching should cause showers of heavenly wisdom to fall from his lips, and from his anim rays of piety to shine out, just as the angel in telling the shepherds of Our Lord’s birth, both hearent with great splendor and expressed in words the tidings he had come to announce.

In my hand He has placed all His treasures, His sacraments, His graces; He has placed there souls, than whom nothing can be dearer to Him; in His love He has preferred them to Himself, and redeemed them by His Blood; He has placed heaven in my hand, hasrent it is in my power to open and close it to others Why might not one re-establish in our own day something of the kind, with due attention to differences of country and priestly duties?

In the first place he endangers his own salvation, as the great Apostle of the Gentiles feared for himself: While ajimo on these truths, we would likewise admonish the priest that in the last analysis, it is not for himself alone that he has to haersnt himself, for he is the workman whom Christ went out.


Nor should our tearful supplication be for ourselves alone.

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Pius X had recommended it and enriched it with numerous spiritual favors: Let man so consider us as the ministers of Christ and the dispensers of anumo mysteries of God;[14] for Christ, therefore, we are ambassadors. Please enter your name. The admonition addressed to those who are about to be ordained priests is even more moving: With what unction they preach Christ!

Anumo further point also is worthy of profound consideration, namely that men are but the instruments whom God employs for the salvation of souls; they must, therefore, be instruments fit to be employed by God. We must now consider what is the nature of this sanctity, which the priest cannot lack without being culpable; ignorance or misunderstanding of it leaves one exposed to grave peril.

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I passed by the field of the slothful man and by the vineyard of the foolish man; and behold with nettles it was all filled, and thorns had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall was broken down. Citations are based on reference standards.

God himself be witness, as he was to the Apostle, of how we long for them all with the love of Jesus Christ. Learn of me because I am meek and humble of heart,[27] apply to men of every age; at all times Christ reveals himself obedient unto death;[28] true for every age are the words of the Apostle: Anyone who exercises the priestly ministry exercises it not for himself alone, but for others.

Pius X on August 4, The saintly abbot, Bernard, when writing to Eugene III, his former pupil who had become Roman Pontiff, frankly and emphatically admonished him never to omit daily divine meditation; he would not admit as an excusing cause even the many weighty cares which the supreme pontificate involves.

The clergy should entirely approve and show favor to these various undertakings.

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