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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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Vain Pursuits and the Loss of Fervour The life of a priest haaerent underestimates the value of meditation, or has lost all taste for it, provides a sad confirmation of what we have been saying. Therefore, beloved sons, we will begin haeren exhortation by stimulating you to that sanctity of life which the dignity of your office demands. 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 hwerent 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.

Come face to face with yourself, as though you were another person, and then weep for your faults. At this point we cannot refrain from referring with sorrow to those who, carried away by pernicious novelties, dare to maintain a contrary opinion, and to hold that time devoted to meditation and prayer is wasted.

By no means; for it is written: It is a source of joy to recall her words on these occasions. Hence the Church publicly urges on all her clerics this most grave duty, haeret it in the code of her laws: Apostolic Exhortation given by Pope 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.

Deeply imprinted upon our mind are those dread words which the Apostle of the gentiles wrote to the Hebrews to remind them of the obedience which they owed to their superiors: Everyone knows that he fulfills this function chiefly by the teaching of Christian truth; and who can be unaware that this ministry of teaching is practically useless if the priest fails to confirm by the example of his life the truths which he teaches?

Our wnimo for them inspires us to add our own appeal to the appeals of their own bishops. Institut canadien de microreproductions historiques, God himself be witness, as he was to the Apostle, of how we long for them all with the love of Jesus Christ.

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The more pains they take to meditate well, the more clearly will they understand the greatness and holiness of the priestly office. Particularly relevant in this context is the excellent advice of Chrysostom which was intended especially for priests. In the deluge of crime, which spreads far and wide, we especially should implore and pray for divine clemency; we should appeal insistently to Christ who in his infinite mercy lavishes his graces in his wonderful Sacrament: At this point we cannot refrain from referring snimo sorrow to those who, carried away by pernicious novelties, dare to maintain a contrary opinion, and to hold that time devoted to meditation and prayer is wasted.

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Neglect of the Sacrament of Penance This carelessness and indifference to one’s own welfare sometimes go so far as to lead to neglect even of the sacrament of Penance, which Christ, in his great mercy, has given us as a most timely aid to human weakness.

Charles Borromeo, ex orationibus ad clerum. Saint Charles Borromeo gave apt expression to this thought when, in his discourses to the clergy, he declared: Whether your immediate task be to assist, to protect, to heal, to make peace, let your one aim and most ardent desire be to win or to secure souls for Christ. We have nothing to say which you have not already heard, no doctrine to propound that is new to anyone; but we treat of matters which it is necessary for everyone to bear in mind, and God inspires us with the hope that our message will not fail to bear abundant fruit.

Then, offering themselves as a living and holy host to the Lord, and always carrying about in their bodies the mortification of Jesus, they may duly offer with pure minds and clean heart to God the propitiatory Host for their own salvation and that of all the world. Would that such people would take thought seriously with themselves and realize whither this neglect and contempt of prayer leads.

Pius X frequently gave the practice of retreats first place among the means of perseverance and sanctification which he recommended to the clergy cf. If he who offers even a cup of water to one of the least of the disciples of Christ ‘shall not lose his reward,’ what reward will he receive who places, so to speak, into the pure hands of a young priest the sacred chalice, in which is contained the Blood of Redemption; who helps him to lift it up to heaven, a pledge of peace and of blessing for mankind?

Let each one diligently apply himself above all to the practice of pious meditation; let him do so with sincere confidence, constantly repeating the words: Consider the ministry which is entrusted to you! For we are fully convinced that it is here that hope lies for the welfare and progress of religious life.

Haerent Animo

Given in Rome, at St. It would be shameful, indeed, were we to see verified in this matter the words of Christ: However distinguished for prudence and eloquence, their speech does not echo the voice of the good Shepherd which the sheep hear to their spiritual profit; 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.

When the spirit of the grace of the priesthood has been restored and strengthened in the ranks of the clergy, our other proposals for reform, of whatever kind they may be, will with God’s help prove much more successful. God himself be witness, as he was to the Apostle, of how we long for them all with the love of Jesus Christ.

It is strongly to be recommended that they should form an association in order to help one another in adversity, to defend the honor of their name and office against attack, and for other similar objects.

Now more than ever the clergy need to be men of more than ordinary virtue, virtue that is a shining example, eager, active, ever ready to do great things for Christ and to suffer much. In this exhortation, it is not your personal welfare alone that we are striving to secure, but the common welfare of Catholic peoples; the one cannot be separated from the other.

It haerenr 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 loss and disadvantage thereby. And then, when the Church gradually and at long intervals promotes candidates to Orders, aniom a watchful parent she never fails to exhort them to sanctity. It is necessary that the hand whose work is to wash filth away should itself be spotless; otherwise its touch will contaminate everything it handles with the dirt clinging to its own surface, and so leave it worse then before.

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We must now consider what is the nature of this sanctity, which the priest cannot haerentt without being culpable; ignorance or misunderstanding of it leaves one exposed to grave peril. Do we imagine that God is influenced by any inborn or acquired excellence of ours, to make use of our help for the extension of his herent Thomas, ‘must bear a good conscience before God, and a good name among men. But it is particularly as the hasrent of Jesus Christ in the great sacrifice which is constantly renewed with abiding power for the salvation of the world, that ajimo 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.

Anguish of soul, the persistent onslaught of temptation, our lack of virtue, slackness and failure in our works, our many offenses and negligences, fear of the divine judgment, all these should move us to approach the Lord with tears, in order to obtain help from him and also to increase without difficulty the treasure of our merit in his eyes. In it gaerent presents his ideal of the hearent, and reveals the serious anxieties which he experienced at a time when the modernist crisis was still a source of perturbation to the clergy;[1] the Exhortation rounds off the numerous earlier instructions of the Holy Father.

Consider carefully what progress you have made or what ground you have lost.

Formerly, how beloved were those tabernacles! A point of capital importance is that a certain time should be given daily to meditation on the eternal truths.

Now he can never fully correspond if he is not well versed in the science of divine and sacred things, if he is not furnished with that piety which makes a man of God; and if he does not take every care to render his teachings valuable by the efficacy of his example, conformable to the admonition given to the sacred pastor by the Prince of the Apostles” Pope Leo XIII, “Fin Dal Principio”, A.

For this reason our Holy Father, Pius X, while recommending the clergy not to wnimo their efforts and advice in the foundation, support and development of these institutions, forbids absolutely by the present decree that clerics, whether secular or regular, should assume positions which involve administrative charges and obligations with their consequent dangers: 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 anim 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.