Meditations for the use of the secular clergy: from the French of Father Chaignon, S. J. (Google eBook)

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Benziger brothers, 1907 - Meditations
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Contents

Happy State of the Priest who Lives in Recollection
70
Unhappy State of a Priest who is not Recollected
73
Exercises of Piety a Means of Sanctification
77
Negligence in Exercises of Piety
80
The Divine Office Its Excellence
84
The Breviary Motives for Reciting it Religiously
88
The Obligation of Reciting the Breviary
92
The Thought of Eternity
96
On What My Eternity Depends
99
Fruits of Sanctification
102
The Celebration of the Holy Sacrifice
106
The Priest Sanctified at the Altar
110
Section II
114
Sin in General Considered as it Regards God
118
Mortal Sin in the Priest Its Characteristics
122
Mortal Sin in the Priest Its Effects
125
Effects of Mortal Sin as Regards God and the Neighbor
129
The Scandal Given by the Priest
131
Different Kinds of Scandal
135
The Sacrilegious Mass
138
The Sacrilegious Mass Continued
142
The Sin of St Peter Its Causes
145
Personal Sins
153
Horror for Sin
156
Source of Our Sins The Passions
159
Pride
163
Pride Continued
167
Covetousness
170
Covetousness Continued
174
Envy
178
Temptations of Intemperance
182
On Loss of Time
185
On Loss of Time Continued
189
Abuse of Divine Grace
194
Punishment of Abuse of Divine Grace
197
Venial Sin Its Nature
200
Venial Sin Its Effects Its Punishments
203
Tepidity in a Priest Its Evil
207
Tepidity in a Priest Its Dangers
211
Tepidity Its Remedies
214
Death Judgment Hell MEDITATION PAGE LVII Death
217
The Circumstances of Death The Senses
221
The Death of the Good Priest
225
The Tepid Priest on His Deathbed
228
How to Prepare Ourselves for Death
232
The Habitual Remembrance of Death
237
On Particular Judgment
241
The Good Priest and the General Judgment
244
The Reprobate Priest at the General Judgment
251
On Hell We Should all Fear it
254
Hell To be Feared most of all by Priests
259
Hell Application of the Senses
263
The Return of the Prodigal Son
267
Three Touching Effects of Divine Mercy
271
Mercy of God in the Sacramental Absolution
275
The Good Priest and the Sacrament of Penance
279
The Conversion of St Peter
285
St Peter a Perfect Model of Penance
286
Confidence of the Good Priest
290
Worthy Fruits of Penance
292
BOOK II
297
Section I
298
the Spirit of Faith and of Sacrifice I The Spirit of Faith
300
The Spirit of Faith Its Power
304
Three Great Obstacles to the Spirit of Faith
308
The Spirit of Sacrifice Its Necessity
312
The Spirit of Sacrifice Its Extent
316
The Spirit of Sacrifice Its Sources
319
Section II
323
The Reign of Jesus in the Faithful Soul
327
MEDITATION PAGE IX Imitation of Jesus Its Necessity
331
Imitation of Jesus Its Necessity Continued
334
Imitation of Jesus Its Advantages
337
Imitation of Jesus Its Advantages Continued
341
Xlil Imitation of Jesus It Requires Detachment
345
The Three Guardians of Sacerdotal Chastity
382
Nativity of Jesus Christ His Poverty
385
Receiving the Tonsure
389
The Spirit of Poverty
393
The Circumcision of Jesus Christ
396
Presentation of Jesus
400
Fidelity of Jesus in Observing the Law
403
Observance of the Rubrics
407
The Flight into Egypt
410
The Good Priest Respects Providence
415
Two of the Duties toward Providence
418
Jesus at the Age of Twelve
421
Jesus Lost and Found
425
Jesus at Nazareth
428
The Hidden Life of Jesus
431
Jesus at Nazareth His Obedience
435
Imitation of Christs Obedience
439
The Rich Fruits of Obedience
442
Obedience Like that of Christ
446
Progress in the Way of Perfection
449
XLIL Everything to be Done with all Possible Perfection
452
XLI1I On Good Intention
455
Section IV
461
Parable of the Two Standards
466
Repetition of the Preceding Meditations
470
The Baptism of Christ
474
Love of Spiritual Retreat
478
Vocation of the Apostles
482
Everything must Come from God
486
MEDITATION PAGE LI Apostleship of Good Example
490
L1I First Quality of Zeal Activity
494
Second Quality of Zeal Meekness
498
Necessity of Meekness
502
Sacerdotal Meekness Its Influence
505
LV1 Third Quality of Sacerdotal Zeal
509
Simplicity and Prudence of the Apostolic Man
512
Fourth Quality of Sacerdotal Zeal
515
Great Obstacle to Constancy in Zeal
519
Conversio of the Samaritan Woman
523
Preaching A Purely Divine Ministry
528
Obligation of Preaching
532
Good Preaching
536
The Preacher a Man of Prayer and Meditation
539
Preparation for Preaching
544
Seeking Selfglory in Preaching
547
The Preacher a Usher of Men
551
LXV11I Study and Love of the Scriptures
557
Administration of the Sacraments
558
The Hearing of Confessions
562
Goodness of a Father
565
The Confessor Should be a Just Judge
569
Prudence and Piety Indispensable to the Confessor
572
Practice of the Ministry of Confession
575
The Sanctification of Youth
578
The Sanctification of Youth Continued
581
The Care of the Sick
586
Charity in Attending the Sick
590
Zeal in Caring for the Sick and Dying
594
Section V
599
The Mystery of the Cross
600
Christ in the Garden of Olives
605
Jesus Gives Himself to His Enemies
610
Jesus Gives Himself to His Enemies Continued
614
Christ Sacrifices His Reputation
617
Christ in the House of Caiaphas
622
Jesus Compared with Barabbas
630
Jesus Christ at the Pillar
635
Jesus Christ on the Cross
639
Sufferings of the Apostolic Man
642
The Good Priest Loves Suffering
649
Section VI
651
XCI1I Life of Jesus after His Resurrection
654
Conformity to the Will of God Continued
687
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Page 640 - Dost not thou fear GOD, seeing thou art in the same condemnation ? And we indeed justly ; for we receive the due reward of our deeds : but This Man hath done nothing amiss.
Page 104 - ... we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things that are not seen: for the things that are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
Page 558 - LET a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.
Page 292 - Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none : cut it down ; why cumbereth it the ground...
Page 553 - And they beckoned unto their partners which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink. When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.
Page 197 - He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.
Page 533 - I charge thee therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom ; preach the Word ; be instant in season and out of season ; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine.
Page 645 - But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way; for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my Name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel : for I will show him how great things he must suffer for my Name's sake.
Page 349 - Now the Lord is that Spirit : and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, as by the Spirit of the Lord.
Page 305 - But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord.

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