Historical Sketch of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer. Rules and Constitutions of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer. Instructions about the Religious State. Lives of two Fathers and of a Lay Brother, C.SS.R. Discourses on Calamities. Reflections useful for Bishops. Rules for Seminaries. THIS volume contains various little works which, with the exception of the Letters to be published subsequently in five volumes, complete the collection of the ascetical works. Before giving these little works, we have thought it well to add briefly an historical sketch of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer as it now exists. This volume comprises all that which in the writings of St. Alphonsus has reference to the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer which he founded, regarded principally as a religious Institute. It will be particularly useful to those in the world who feel themselves called to the religious state. and who are desirous to become· fully acquainted with the Institute for the purpose of examining their vocation. We at first give the CONSTITUTIONS AND RULES OF THE CONGREGATION OF THE MOST HOLY REDEEMER. Then follow the COUNSELS CONCERNING A RELIGIOUS VOCATION AND CONSIDERATIONS FOR PERSONS CALLED TO THE RELIGIOUS STATE; which the holy Founder addresses to aspirants. and to all those that wish to know and to follow the road on which divine Providence invites them to walk in order to sanctify themselves and to save their souls. This part is followed by the EXHORTATIONS TO NOVICES. To fortify them in their holy resolutions, and to warn them against the snares of the enemy of salvation. Then follow biographical sketches of two Fathers and a laybrother. whose portraits the holy Founder delineates with his own hand. and whom, it seems, he wishes to hold up as models to all the rest. Then comes a SERMON ON THE ROSARY, followed by a SERMON ON THE PASSION; NINE DISCOURSES FOR THE TIMES OF CALAMITIES; REFLECTIONS USEFUL TQ BISHOPS TO GOVERN WELL THEIR CHURCHES; AND RULES FOR SEMINARIES.
Dean D. Jones, Paperback, ISBN 10: 1498445446, ISBN 13: 9781498445443