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Overview Praised by Pope St. Pius X, Pope Benedict XV, and by many cardinals and bishops, Inner Strength for Active Apostles was an instant hit, and has since been read with gratitude by hundreds of thousands of busy parents, teachers, preachers, catechists, and other Christians working in the world to save souls without losing their own. Relying on the spiritual wisdom of the greatest saints and mystics of the Church (from St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas to St. Francis de Sales and St. John of the Cross), Inner Strength for Active Apostles shows you how to achieve each of the three essential goals that you must accomplish in your apostolic efforts: you must win souls to Christ; you must promote your own spiritual welfare; and you must give glory to God. Here is a spiritual handbook that will help you grow closer to Jesus as you spread His gospel, and will make it easier for you by your words and your example to lead ever more souls to Him.
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Studio: Sophia Institute Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.42" Width: 5.58" Height: 0.55" Weight: 0.56 lbs.
Release Date Feb 28, 2004
Publisher Sophia Institute Press
ISBN 1928832946 ISBN13 9781928832942
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More About Jean-Baptiste Chautard
One of the leading Catholic figures at the turn of the twentieth century, Jean-Baptiste Chautard, O.C.S.O.(1858-1935), was a French Trappist abbot and religious writer. He was integral in the expansion of his Cistercian Order, even achieving the purchase of Citeaux Abbey in France, where Cistercianism began around 1100. Chautard was later responsible for new foundations in Belgium and Latin America. He is best known for his book, The Soul of the Apostolate, which has been translated into many languages. Several popes have recommended Chautard's work, including Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who cited it during his visit to Lourdes in 2008.
Thomas Merton (1915-1968) is widely acclaimed as one of the most influential spiritual masters of the twentieth century. A Trappist monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani, Kentucky, he was a poet, social activist, and student of comparative religion. In 1949, he was ordained to the priesthood and given the name Father Louis. Merton wrote more than seventy books, mostly on spirituality, social justice, and a quiet pacifism, as well as scores of essays and reviews, including his best-selling autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain.
Abbot Elias Dietz, O.C.S.O., is abbot of the Abbey of Gethsemani in Trappist, Kentucky.
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Well worth the price Jul 5, 2004
Looking for a balanced, easily understood (mind, this doesn't mean easily applied, but if you're considering buying this book, you probably know or suspect that already!) how-to manual on developing a strong prayer life? This is the book for you! Although written by a Catholic for a Catholic audience, everyone who strives to grow in prayer can learn something from here. Replete with scriptural and saintly wisdom (clearly referenced with footnotes), the book shows how a soul grows ever closer to God and more like our Lord Jesus Christ as his/her interior life develops. It also deals with the stages of that development and the true signs of growth that one can watch for. I found it very helpful in understanding many aspects of scripture. I also found a number of simple spiritual exercises which I could apply immediately to my life and which have made me understand on an inexplicably deep level how truly merciful God is to all of us and how truly helpless we are without Him. I could ramble on at length, but I will stop here and just say BUY THIS BOOK!