Men of Brave Heart: The Virtue of Courage in the Priestly Life

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Men of Brave Heart is a celebration of priestly life-from the historical and scriptural connections through the example of the saints. The priesthood is a vocation of courage and human understanding that brings incredible gifts through the grace of God as one experiences the extremes of joy and sorrow, suffering and celebration, and so much more.

Anchored in Scripture and fill with compelling and inspiring real-life stories, Archbishop Gomez delivers a balanced understanding of ...

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Overview

Men of Brave Heart is a celebration of priestly life-from the historical and scriptural connections through the example of the saints. The priesthood is a vocation of courage and human understanding that brings incredible gifts through the grace of God as one experiences the extremes of joy and sorrow, suffering and celebration, and so much more.

Anchored in Scripture and fill with compelling and inspiring real-life stories, Archbishop Gomez delivers a balanced understanding of the human and divine aspects of the ordained priesthood that is perfectly timed with Pope Benedict's Year for Priests. Men of Brave Heart is perfect inspiration for any priest or seminarian. It is also ideal for all Catholics who want to better understand the special calling of their priest.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592766802
  • Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division
  • Publication date: 11/15/2009
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 7

1 The Beginning of Strong Courage: The Virtues, the Priesthood, and the New Evangelization of America 13

2 All Things in Him Who Strengthens Me: Power, Manhood, and the Priesthood 39

3 Contempt of Death and the Crown of Life: The Radical Newness of Christian Fortitude 57

4 The Lord Is My Strength: The Old Testament Witness to Fortitude 81

5 Be Not Afraid: The Power of Christ and the Apostolic Priesthood 103

6 The Image of God and the Perfection of Virtue: Aspects of St. Thomas Aquinas's Christian Humanism 125

7 Power made Perfect in Weakness: The Priesthood of Christ and the Virtue of Fortitude in Aquinas 145

8 His Heart Was Courageous in the Ways of the Lord: Forming Priests in the Virtue of Fortitude 175

Endnotes 209

About the Author 233

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