The present scandals in the Church have people frantically searching for "quick fix" solutions to the multifaceted problems that beset the Bride of Christ. Yet how many Catholics fully grasp that the true and lasting solution can only come from Our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, His life within us and our fidelity to His teachings? And if we are blessed with this profound realization, how can we discover this sure path to escape the murky waters we find ourselves navigating through?
Become a Channel of Grace for Others
In this inspiring SJC audiobook, The Soul of the Apostolate, written by Cistercian Abbot Dom Jean-Baptiste Chautard, you will discover what it means to become a faithful and effective apostle of Christ. This classic work highlights the simple fact that what one does is not an infallible indictor of who one is as a Christian. Rather, as Chautard rightly explains, the essence of the apostolate is to be a channel of grace to other people. But one cannot give what one does not have. Therefore the believer must first be rooted in a deep spiritual life before beginning to share with others the beauty and truth of Catholicism.
Well-known for his intelligence and abiding spirit of prayer, Jean Baptiste was the "Dom" or Abbot of one of the most important abbeys of the Trappist Order. As abbot, he faced many great challenges, including persecution from the French government and other enemies of the Church. Reflecting on these terrible trials, Dom Chautard came to realize that the only way to overcome such difficulties was by focusing upon the supernatural. He realized that success in God's eyes was measured by growth in holiness - not by the accumulation of wealth and worldly power. And so in his preaching, teaching and spiritual direction, Jean-Baptiste began emphasizing that the most important ingredient for the rebirth of zeal in a country where the Church is being persecuted is a return to the fundamentals of the Faith, and being imbued with the interior life. Such conviction formed the cornerstone for The Soul of the Apostolate.
Now you can share in the spiritual benefits of Dom Chautard's penetrating yet practical wisdom. This book is quite simple, containing very profound, but oft-forgotten truths. Packed with a superabundance of Scriptural quotations and vivid examples from the lives of the saints, The Soul of the Apostolate's primary purpose is to convince the reader that "we must never leave the God of works for the works of God" and that active apostolic work does not weaken the spiritual life. On the contrary, it deepens that life and contributes to the believer's sanctification. Nourished by prayer and the Sacraments and deepened by a willingness to embrace suffering, the spiritual life is God's chosen means of converting and sanctifying everyone with whom a zealous apostle comes into contact.
Transform Your Spiritual and Apostolic Life Learn lessons that can truly transform your interior life and radically redirect your apostolic efforts. The Soul of the Apostolate is essential reading for our troubled times. This book was the bedside reading of Pope St. Pius X and is truely a must-read for every aspiring Catholic evangelist and budding apologist. Allow Dom Chautard's words to revolutionize you into an effective apostle for the 21st century. Purchase this stimulating SJC audiobook today and discover the simple secrets to spiritual success that will catapult you to the heights of holiness and also help lead countless souls to heaven!
In This Series Youll Learn!
Why God wills that the life principle for every apostolic action be Christ
What constitutes the "interior life"
Why there is no conflict between the interior life and the salvation of souls
How active works is the beginning and the end of a life of prayer
What the specific dangers of the apostolate are without a deep interior life
What are the benefits of spiritual direction
Why the liturgical life is the sou