Item description for Quickening the Fire in Our Midst: The Challenge of Diocesan Priestly Spirituality by George Aschenbrenner...
Overview In the United States, the diocesan priesthood is facing a crisis. The number of priests and priestly candidates is declining, and active priests are becoming overwhelmed by the burden of enormous expectations. George Aschenbrenner, a Jesuit priest who has devoted many years to spiritual development, addresses this burgeoning crisis while offering encouragement and support to diocesan priests as they live out their call. Quickening the Fire in Our Midst identifies the problems facing the diocesan priesthood and differentiates it from other vocations in the church. Emphasizing the unique gifts and role of the diocesan priest, Aschenbrenner helps readers to better understand their distinctive place in the church and offers direction, hope, and a path to spiritual renewal.
Publishers Description Quickening the Fire in Our Midst addresses the issues of declining enrollment and increased expectations of diocesan priests. George Aschenbrenner, SJ, emphasizes their unique roles and provides hope, encouragement, and a path to spiritual renewal. In Stretched for Greater Glory, Aschenbrenner describes with great passion what happens when one engages in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.
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Studio: Loyola Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2003
Publisher Loyola Press
ISBN 0829419489 ISBN13 9780829419481
Availability 0 units.
More About George Aschenbrenner
Aschenbrenner, Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth, Wernersville, Pennsylvania.
George Aschenbrenner currently resides in the state of Pennsylvania.