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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Para fortalecerse en Dios Faithfulness to daily prayer always remains for each one of you a basic necessity. 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 testificati God with a special consecration rooted in that of Baptism and expressing it with greater fullness: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

Queridos hijos e hijas: Gaudium et spes Necesario retiro del mundo But how could they fulfill this duty without the trusting collaboration of the whole community? Lumen gentium, 65, A.

Mt 10, 39; 16, 25; Mc 8, 35; Lc 9, 24; Jn 12, Exercising authority in the midst of your brethren means therefore being their servants, 37 in accordance with the example of Him who gave “his life as a ransom for many.

On the other hand it remains true that communities containing many members particularly suit many religious. Gaudium et spes, 43, A. 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.

Dear religious, how could you fail to desire to evwngelica better Him whom you love and whom you wish to make manifest to men? Perfectae caritatis, 7, A.

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An alert conscience, far from testkficatio upon them solely as obligations imposed by a rule, judges them from the benefits that they bring, inasmuch as they ensure a greater spiritual fullness. Christus dominus, 35,3, A. Lc 12, [47] Cfr.


This means that the pursuit to which the institutes devote themselves cannot consist only in testificatii 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.

Populorum progressio, 21, A. This does but emphasize the fact that authentic renewal of the religious life is of capital importance for the very renewal of the Church and of the world. Do not seek to be numbered among the “learned and clever” whose numbers seem inclined by a combination of circumstances to increase.

Fecundidad espiritual para el mundo Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Lumen Gentium44, AAS 57,pp.

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AAS 58,p. Cheerful simplicity of community life The evangelical counsels of chastity vowed to God, of poverty and of obedience have now become the law of your existence.

But your testificagio is more strict because you have made it the object of a special giving, and the range of your choices is limited by your commitment. Lumen gentium, 46, A. Be among those who will bring to the world the peace of God. Por otra parte, sigue siendo verdad que las comunidades numerosas son particularmente convenientes para muchos religiosos. AAS 58,p You must therefore learn to find God even under those conditions of life which are marked by an increasingly accelerated rhythm and by the noise and the attraction of the ephemeral.

This sharing in the Church’s mission, testificatioo Council insists, cannot take place without openness to collaboration in “her enterprises and objectives in such fields as the scriptural, liturgical, doctrinal, pastoral, ecumenical, missionary and social.

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In view of the hectic pace and tensions of modern life it is appropriate to give particular importance—over and above the daily rhythm of prayer—to those more prolonged moments of prayer, which can be variously spread out in the different periods of the day, according to the possibilities and the nature of your vocation.

Following the example of Christ, who testificatuo to do the will of the Father, and in 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.


This exceptional situation will sometimes involve true interior suffering, after the pattern of Christ Himself “who learned obedience through suffering.

By the former they cling to God in mind and heart; by the latter they strive to associate themselves with the work of redemption and to spread the kingdom evagelica God. The gifts of the Spirit are many, but they always grant us a taste of that true and intimate knowledge of the Lord.

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A sort of spontaneous reaction against the anonymity of the great urban centers, the necessity of adapting the living quarters of a community to the cramped environment of modern cities and the very need to be closer, in one’s living conditions, to the people to be evangelized—these are among the reasons that lead certain institutes to plan by preference the foundation of communities with a small number of members.

However, in order to derive more abundant fruit from this baptismal grace, he intends, by the profession of the evangelical counsels in the Church, to free himself from those obstacles which might draw him away from the fervor of charity and the perfection of divine worship. Is it not perhaps this preoccupation which in the course of the centuries has given rise in the Church to the demand for a life which is chaste, poor and obedient?

For those in authority, it is a matter of serving in their brothers the design of the Father’s love; while, in accepting their directives, the religious follow our Master’s example 39 and cooperate in the work of salvation.

This love moreover makes so uncompromising a demand for fraternal charity that the religious will live more profoundly with his contemporaries in the heart of Christ. If you have lost the taste for prayer, you will regain the desire for it by returning humbly to its practice.