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A Program of Spiritual Formation for Candidates to the Priesthood

The Lay Monastic Community of Caryana


 
 
 

 

 


A PROGRAM OF SPIRITUAL
FORMATION FOR CANDIDATES
TO THE PRIESTHOOD


 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART ONE

I.      STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM      1

II.    STATEMENT OF FACTS     3

III.  A COURSE OF ACTION   4

IV.   LIMITATIONS OF THIS PROGRAM     5

V.    THE REVIVAL OF THOMISM     6

A. Why Must St. Thomas' Scholastic Philosophy Be Restored?     6

B. The Heresy of Modernism Entered Seminaries Not Founded on Thomistic Philosophy and Theology     8


PART TWO: THE SEMINARY

I.     WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE SEMINARY?     11

II.    WHAT ARE THE COMMANDS OF CHRIST?     14

A.   Hidden Life     15

B.   The Apostolate    17


III.   HOW CAN THIS AIM BE ACHIEVED IN CONCRETE TERMS?     18

A.   The Lecture Portion of the Spiritual Formation   18

1.   How Seminarians Will Learn All the Commands of Christ and How to Obey Them     18

2.   Specific Spirituality for Priests     20

3.   Some Pointers     20

4.   Sample Lecture     25

5.   A Compendium     26

B. The Practice Portion of the Spiritual Formation     30

1.   Community Life     30

2.   Decorum     36

3.   Behaving with Charity Towards Others Within the Seminary     36

4.   Behaving with Others Outside the Seminary 38

5.   Spiritual Practices     38

C.    Practicum     40

 

PART THREE

I.    WHY THIS PROGRAM MUST BE ADOPTED IMMEDIATELY IN FULL     44

II.    LEARNING FROM THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH     45

 

DOCUMENTS CONSULTED     47


RELATED TOPICS     48

 

 

 

(updated 01-04-02)


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