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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Sal 9, 13; Job 34, 28; Prov 21, 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.
The recent history of many religious in various countries who have suffered generously for Christ gives eloquent proof of this. The Council considers “a proven doctrine of acquiring perfection” 50 as one of the inherited riches of religious institutes and evangeliica of the greatest benefits that they must guarantee.
But how could they fulfill this duty without the trusting collaboration of the whole community? Perfectae caritatis2, AAS 58,tesitficatio. Perfectae caritatis, 17, A.
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Lumen Gentium46, AAS 57,p. Is there not a mysterious relationship between renunciation and joy, between sacrifice and magnanimity, between discipline and spiritual freedom? It could even be harmful to fraternal charity, if at that moment it were essential to have contact with others. Fecundidad espiritual para el mundo To the extent therefore that you carry on external activities it is necessary that you should learn to pass from these activities to the life of recollection, in which the vigor of your souls is renewed.
This labor of seeking together must end, when it is the moment, with the decision of the superiors whose presence and acceptance are indispensable in every community. Be watchful therefore regarding the spirit which animates you: In a civilization and a world marked by a prodigious movement of almost indefinite material growth, what witness would be offered by a religious who let himself be carried away by an uncurbed seeking for his own ease, and who considered it normal to allow himself without discernment or restraint everything that is offered him?
As a rule he needs a certain solitude so that he may hear God “speaking to his heart. Chastity is decisively positive, it witnesses to preferential love for the Lord and symbolizes in the most eminent and absolute way the mystery of the union of the Mystical Body with its Head, the union of the Bride with her eternal Bridegroom.
Nevertheless, while a certain structure can in fact favor the creation of a spiritual environment, it would be vain to imagine that it is sufficient for making it develop.
Mt 19, 21; 2Cor 8, 9. From the beginning, the tradition of the Church—is it perhaps necessary to recall it? The Lord obliges each one to “lose his life” if he is to follow Him. Gal 5, 13; 2 Cor. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. How can what is essential be safeguarded or attained?
Religious life already existed in germ, and progressively 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: Poverty and justice El debe prohibiros, ante todo, lo que seria un compromiso con cualquier forma de injusticia social. It is precisely for the sake of the kingdom of heaven that you have vowed to Christ, generously and without reservation, that capacity to love, that need to possess and that freedom to regulate one’s own life, which are so precious to man.
The Council reminds us that “the authority of the Church has taken care, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, to interpret these evangelical counsels, to regulate their practice, and also to establish stable forms of living according to them.
This teaching of the Council illustrates well the grandeur of this self-giving, freely made by yourselves, after the pattern of Christ’s self-giving to His Church; like His, yours is total and irreversible. It is in fact through sacrifice, suffering and death that man attains true life.
If according to your constitutions the houses to which you belong widely practice fraternal hospitality, it will be for you to regulate the frequency and mode of that hospitality, so that all unnecessary disturbance is avoided, and so that your guests are helped to attain close union with God.
Ciertamente, los Institutos religiosos han de realizar una importante tarea en el marco de las obras de misericordia, de asistencia y de justicia social; y, al llevar a cabo este servicio, deben estar siempre atentos a las exigencias del Evangelio El grito de los pobres If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Religious, in fact, are “striving to attain holiness by a narrower path. In this way you will contribute to the building up of the kingdom of God by the witness of your lives and with a “hidden apostolic fruitfulness.
How then will the cry of the poor find an echo in your lives? El signo de su autenticidad se comprueba por la gozosa sencillez con que todos se esfuerzan por comprender lo que cada uno anhela .
Gaudium et spes, 8, A. They do not realize that Christ, through His Church, can respond to their expectations. Thus, at the very moment that human love is more than ever threatened by a “ravaging eroticism,” 23 consecrated chastity must be today more than ever understood and lived with uprightness and generosity.
Nor should these activities in any way lead you towards secularization, to the detriment of your religious life. According to the singular responsibility which the Lord has given us in His Church—that of confirming our brethren 8 —We would like to testificafio you to proceed with greater sureness and with more joyful confidence along the way that you have chosen.
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The Holy Spirit also gives you the grace to discover the image of the Lord in the hearts of men, and teaches you to love them as brothers and sisters.
Is not perhaps one of the miseries of our times to be found in the imbalance “between the conditions of collective existence and the requisite of personal thought and even of contemplation? Ciertamente, los Institutos religiosos han de realizar una importante tarea en el marco de las obras de misericordia, de asistencia y de justicia social; y, al llevar a cabo este servicio, deben estar siempre atentos a las exigencias del Evangelio.
What has been testivicatio indicates what degree of renunciation is demanded by the practice of the religious life.
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This way is not, as you know, a movement of the political or temporal order; it calls rather for the conversion of hearts, for liberation from all temporal encumbrances.
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