Evangelica Testificatio: Apostolic Exhortation on the Renewal of the Religious Life According to the Teachings of the Second Vatican Council [Pope Paul VI] on . Evangelica Testificatio is an apostolic exhortation issued by Pope Paul VI in , concerning the renewal of religious life according to the teaching of the. Evangelica Testificatio: Apostolic Exhortation on the Renewal of the Religious Life According to the Teachings of the Second Vatican Council. Front Cover.
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That the Church could do without these exceptional witnesses of the transcendence of the love of Christ? Held in God’s grasp, you abandon yourselves to His sovereign action, which draws you toward Him and transforms you into Him, as it prepares you for that eternal contemplation which is the common vocation of us all. Certainly many exterior elements, recommended by founders of orders or religious congregations are seen today to be outmoded.
Perfectae caritatis13, AAS 58,p.
Adaptations must be made. How can this result be attained, unless you deepen in the Lord your relationships, even the most ordinary ones, with each of your brethren?
Lumen Gentium42, AAS 57,p. Does not the heart often let itself cling to what is passing? Populorum Teatificatio21, AAS 59,p.
Y os ayuda a recoger las manifestaciones de su amor en medio de la trama de los acontecimientos. Paul wishes we all had, because it alone makes us wise. Let us add this: This labor of seeking together must end, when it is the moment, with the decision of the superiors whose presence and acceptance are indispensable in every community.
We know well and We are following with attention this effort at renewal which was desired by the Council. Such secrets are hidden from these. In the “pursuit of perfect charity” 9 which efangelica your existence, what attitude could you have other than a total surrender to the Holy Spirit who, working in the Church, calls you to the freedom of the sons of God? The Council considers “a proven doctrine of acquiring testficatio 50 as one of the inherited riches of religious institutes and one of the greatest benefits that they must guarantee.
The Holy Spirit also gives you the grace to discover the image of the Lord in the hearts of men, and teaches you to love them as brothers and sisters. On the other hand it remains true that communities containing many members particularly suit many religious. Carisma de los Fundadores There’s a problem loading this menu right now.
How could you advance along this road and be faithful to the grace which animates you if you did not respond with all your being, through a dynamism whose evanngelica force is love, to that call which directs you unswervingly towards God? How then will the cry of the poor find an echo in your lives?
Gaudium et spes, 43, A. Following the example of Christ, who came to do the will of the Father, and in communion with Him who “learned to obey through suffering” and “ministered to the brethren,” you have assumed a firmer commitment to the ministry of the Church and of your brethren.
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No matter how different their expressions are, these forms are always ordered to the formation of the inner man. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. How necessary it is therefore that your whole existence should make you share in His passion, death and glory. To the extent therefore that you carry on external activities it is necessary that you should learn to pass from these activities to the life of recollection, in which the vigor of your souls is renewed.
This pursuit has the aim of giving depth to these certainties and translating them into practice in everyday living in accordance with the needs of the moment; its aim is not in any way to cast doubt on them. The profound meaning of obedience is revealed in the fullness of this mystery of death and resurrection in which the supernatural destiny of man is brought to realization in a perfect manner.
This way is not, as you know, a movement of the political or temporal order; it calls rather for the conversion of hearts, for liberation from all temporal encumbrances. Many of you will in fact be obliged to lead your lives, at least in part, in a world which tends to exile man from himself and to compromise both his spiritual unity and his union with God.
Some of you have been called to the life which is termed “contemplative. Forming the new person In this it finds one of the principles for the present renewal and one of the most secure criteria for judging what each institute should undertake.
May you succeed in discovering this anew in an interior and closer relationship with Christ and in your direct contact with your brethren. Algunas sobrecargas o rigorismos, que se han ido acumulando a lo largo de los siglos, tienen necesidad de ser aligerados.
First of all, it is necessary to see whether the work undertaken conforms with the institute’s vocation. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Dear sons and daughters in Christ, the religious life, if it is to be renewed, must adapt its accidental forms to certain changes which are affecting with growing rapidity and to an increasing extent the conditions of life of every human being.
Mt 19, 21; 2Cor 8, 9. VI,46, AAS 57, Christus dominus, 35,3, A. May your life, following her example, give witness to that “maternal love, which should animate all those who, associated in the apostolic mission of the Church, collaborate in the regeneration of men.
Appeal to all religious Ibid14, p. Llamamiento a todos los Religiosos y Religiosas AAS, 57,pp.
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Exhortation Il tempio massimo, July 2,A. Dear religious, how could you fail to desire to know better Him whom you love and whom you wish to make manifest to men?
This sharing in the Church’s mission, the Council insists, cannot take place without openness to collaboration in “her enterprises and objectives in such fields as the scriptural, liturgical, doctrinal, pastoral, ecumenical, missionary and social.
Religious life already existed in germ, and progressively it felt the growing need of developing and of taking on different forms of community or solitary life, in order to respond to the pressing invitation of Christ: For a living being, adaptation to its surroundings does not consist in abandoning its true identity, but rather in asserting itself in the vitality that is its own.
Nor should these activities in any way lead you towards secularization, to the detriment of your religious life. An alert conscience, far from looking upon them solely as obligations imposed by a rule, judges them from the benefits that they bring, inasmuch as they ensure a greater spiritual fullness.