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An epitome of the priestly life

Published by Benziger Brothers in New York, USA .
Written in English.

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Table of Contents

I. The Vocation to the Priesthood 3
II. The Priesthood 10
III. The Necessity of Perfection in Priests 16
IV. The Possibility of Acquiring Perfection in the World 21
V. The Means of Acquiring Perfection 26
VI. The Gravity of Sin in a Priest 31
VII. The Evils Arising from a Wicked Life in a Priest 37
VIII. The Blessings that Proceed from the Holy Lives of Priests 42
IX. Death 46
X. The Last Judgment 53
XI. Hell 62
XII. The Lament of the Lost Priest 67
XIII. Heaven 72
XIV. Devotion to Our Lord Jesus Christ 79
XV. The Passion of Our Lord 86
XVI. Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary 96
XVII. Ardor 102
XVIII. Lukewarmness 107
XIX. A Pure Intention 111
XX. The Practice of the Fundamental Virtues 118
XXI. Humility 121
XXII. Self-Humiliation 128
XXIII. Mortification 133
XXIV. Purity of Conscience 138
XXV. Frequent Confession 142
XXVI. Venial Sin 149
XXVII. Contrition for Venial Sin 152
XXVIII. Daily Mass 155
XXIX. Unworthy Celebration 161
XXX. Preparation for Mass 164
XXXI. Thanksgiving after Mass 167
XXXII. The Love of God 171
XXXIII. Mental Prayer 178
XXXIV. The Different Kinds of Mental Prayer 182
XXXV. The Time for Mental Prayer 186
XXXVI. Visits to the Blessed Sacrament 191
XXXVII. Examination of Conscience 196
XXXVIII. Faithful Performance of Ordinary Actions 200
XXXIX. The Presence of God 204
XL. Confidence in God 209
XLI. Study and Reading 216
XLII. The Reading of Sacred Scripture 221
XLIII. Bad and Forbidden Books 227
XLIV. The Divine Office 235
XLV. Public Ceremonies 239
XLVI. Care of the Church and the Altar 242
XLVII. Zeal for Souls 246
XLVIII. Pastoral Vigilance 253
XLIX. The Teaching of Catechism 258
L. The Instructing of the Poor and the Ignorant 263
LI. The Preaching of the Word of God 267
LII. The Hearing of Confessions 274
LIII. Kindness in the Confessional 279
LIV. Zeal for the Conversion of Sinners 289
LV. Prayer for Sinners 293
LVI. Care of the Sick 296
LVII. Charity Towards One’s Neighbor 301
LVIII. Moral Courage 305
LIX. Prudence and Simplicity 311
LX. Gentleness 315
LXI. Patience 319
LXII. Scandal 326
LXIII. Chastity 333
LXIV. Ambition 339
LXV. Avarice 345
LXVI. The Administration of Church Property 352
LXVII. Almsgiving 356
LXVIII. Temperance 365
IXIX. The Priest’s Attire 372
LXX. The Home of the Priest 376
LXXI. The Necessity of Abiding with Thy Flock 381
LXXII. Our Holy Father the Pope 386
IXXIII. Obedience to One’s Bishop 391
LXXIV. Fraternal Charity Among Priests 396
LXXV. Prudence in Regard to Women 406
LXXVI. The Annual Retreat 412
LXXVII. A Holy Rule of Life 421

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