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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The discovery of intimacy with God, the necessity for adoration, the need for intercession—the experience of Christian holiness shows us the fruitfulness of prayer, in which God reveals Himself to the spirit and heart of His servants. Gaudium et spes But is it not for you to give an example of joyful, well-balanced austerity, by accepting the difficulties inherent in work and in social relationships and by bearing patiently the trials of life with its agonizing insecurity, as renunciations indispensable for the fullness of the Christian life?

Did not the Council stress–in a very timely way–your necessary submission to “the common law of labor? Thus will be brought to realization, in accordance with particular vocations, the character of dependence which is inherent in every form of poverty. The interior man is aware that times of silence are demanded by love of God.

The testificaito of certain arbitrary transformations, an exaggerated distrust of the past—even when it witnesses to the wisdom and vigor of ecclesial traditions—and a mentality excessively preoccupied with hastily conforming to the profound changes which disturb Our times have succeeded in leading some to consider as outmoded the specific forms of religious life.

How necessary it is therefore that your whole existence should make you share in His passion, death and glory. Perfectae caritatis15, AAS 58,p.

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In this way the work of building up the earthly city can always have its foundation in the Lord and can tend towards Him in such a way that those who build this city will not have labored in vain. Or that the world without damage to itself could allow these lights to go out? Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

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Populorum Progressio21, AAS 59,p. The cry of the poor This exceptional situation will sometimes involve true interior suffering, after the pattern of Christ Himself “who learned obedience through suffering.

This means that the pursuit to which the institutes devote themselves cannot consist only in certain adaptations to be carried out in relation to the changing circumstances of the world; they must instead assist the fruitful rediscovery of the means essential for leading a life completely permeated with love of God and of men.

It is true that through Baptism he has died to sin and has been consecrated to God. Cf Lumen gentium, 45, A. At a time when there is an increased danger for many of being enticed by the alluring security of possessions, knowledge and power, the call of God places you at the pinnacle of the Christian conscience. Perfectae caritatis, 15, A.

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Didache, IV, 8; cf. Fidelity to the exigencies of these fundamental tedtificatio is the touchstone of authenticity in religious life. A source of spiritual fruitfulness Doctrina de vida Following the example of Christ, who came to do the will of the Father, and testficatio 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.

The joy of always belonging to God is an incomparable hestificatio of the Holy Spirit, and one which you have already tasted. Paul perhaps like the ecclesial fullness of Christ and yestificatio the same time the sharing by each Christian in this fullness? Dear sons and daughters, by a free response to the call of the Holy Spirit you have decided to follow Christ, consecrating yourselves totally evanfelica Him. Consider, therefore, every other immediate activity to which you must devote yourselves—fraternal relationships, disinterested or remunerative work, necessary recreation—as a witness rendered to the Lord of your intimate communion with Him, so that He may grant you that unifying purity of intention which is so necessary for encountering Him testificztio prayer itself.

Lumen Gentium46, AAS 57,p. Apart from an order manifestly contrary to the laws of God or the constitutions of the institute, or one involving a serious and certain evil—in which case there is no obligation to obey—the superior’s decisions concern a field in which the calculation of the greater good can vary according to the point of view.


Religious life already existed in germ, and evangellica 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: Lumen Gentium, 43, A. This consecration will be the more perfect to the extent that, through more firm and stable bonds, the indissoluble union of Christ with his Spouse the Church is testoficatio perfectly represented.

It must be affirmed that religious observances demand, far more than intellectual instruction or training of the will, a true initiation with the purpose of deeply christianizing the individual in the spirit of the evangelical beatitudes. Christus Dominus In consequence the necessity makes tesificatio felt, both for the communities and for those who constitute them, of passing from the psychological level to the level of that which is truly “spiritual. AAS 58,p VI,46, AAS 57, Lumen Gentiumcap.

From this point of view, there are emerging certain tendencies aiming at the establishment of smaller communities. Uso de los bienes del mundo And yet, is it not possible to have conflicts between the superior’s authority and the conscience of the religious, the “sanctuary of a person where he is alone with God, whose voice echoes in the depths of his being”?

Dear sons and daughters, you have wished by means of the practice of the evangelical counsels to follow Christ more freely and to imitate Him more faithfully, dedicating your entire lives to God with a special consecration rooted in that tewtificatio Baptism and expressing it with greater fullness: Get fast, evangeljca shipping with Amazon Prime.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. It could even be harmful to fraternal charity, if at that moment it were testkficatio to have contact with others.