Quickening the Fire in Our Midst: The Challenge of Diocesan Priestly Spirituality

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Aschenbrenner explains how diocesan priestly spirituality is beautiful, special, and unlike any other Christian spirituality. He outlines the gifts that define diocesan priests, explores the particular stresses priests face, and points to attitudes and resources that are essential for maintaining or recapturing priestly joy. Most important, he shows how a continuing experience of the love of Jesus can help diocesan priests offer pastoral love to those they serve.
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Overview

Aschenbrenner explains how diocesan priestly spirituality is beautiful, special, and unlike any other Christian spirituality. He outlines the gifts that define diocesan priests, explores the particular stresses priests face, and points to attitudes and resources that are essential for maintaining or recapturing priestly joy. Most important, he shows how a continuing experience of the love of Jesus can help diocesan priests offer pastoral love to those they serve.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780829419481
  • Publisher: Loyola Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2002
  • Pages: 275
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction: The Issue and One Response
Ch. 1 A Distinctive Spirituality 1
Ch. 2 An Active-Apostolic Lifestyle 7
Ch. 3 God's Love: Alone and Enough 16
Ch. 4 Identity and Territory 27
Ch. 5 The Priest As a Leader of Prayer 41
Ch. 6 The Priest As Pastoral Leader 51
Ch. 7 Gold Purified in the Fire: Diocesan Seminary Formation 60
Ch. 8 Presumption for Perseverance and Permanence 68
Ch. 9 A Discerning Presence in the Midst of a Local People 82
Ch. 10 Minister of God's Loving Forgiveness 95
Ch. 11 Celibate Chastity: A Priestly Evangelical Imperative 108
Ch. 12 Diocesan Priestly Obedience: A Mission in Companionship 127
Ch. 13 Gospel Simplicity 144
Conclusion 156
Notes 158
App Consciousness Examen 166
App A Check on Our Availability: The Examen 180
App Consciousness Examen: Becoming God's Heart for the World 186
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