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characters Liber regulae pastoralis Pope Gregory I ´ 4 review Free read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Pope Gregory I Novels newspapers magazines theaters films in a world of immodesty We at St Pius X Press are calling for a crusade of good books We want to restore 1000 old Catholic books to the market We ask for your assistance and prayers This book is a photographic reprint of the original The original has been inspected and many imperfections in. My March pick for my Ancient Mentors reading series was Gregory the Great s Pastoral Care Gregory s is considered early Medieval so I chose him as an influential figure of the periodFH Dudden 1905 says that Gregory s maxims in Pastoral Care were what made the bishops who made modern nations The ideal Gregory upheld was for centuries the ideal of the West s clergy Pastoral Care or Regula Pastoralis was originally written in 590 CE as an apology for Gregory s wish to escape the office of pope after the death of Pelagius II Similar works had already been written by Gregory of Nazianzus and John Chrysostom and especially Nazianzus work on pastoral care was influential for Gregory s life and work Structurally the book is divided into four parts First Gregory presents the difficulties of pastoral ministry and the office of shepherd Second he discusses the importance and necessity of the inner and outer life of the pastor for the work of ministry Third in Gregory s longest section he advises on how the ministry of the Word is to vary depending on audience your teaching should be context appropriate Fourth Gregory highlights the importance of always remembering and recognizing your infirmities so that you will not become conceited in the pastorate Overall I m happy I read the book That said it wasn t the most mind blowing read ever What intrigued me most while in many places bored me to death was Gregory s attention to the various struggles believer s face in the Christian life and their need to have tailored specific ministry according to their needs Gregory is not a great exegete You ll find his interpretation of passages strained and wanting eg when discussing the inner and outer life of the ministry Gregory makes multiple allegorical interpretations of the garments and ministry of the Aaronic priesthood Aaron s breastplate was symbolic of purity of thought the pomegranates unity of faith He was a man of his time but I appreciated the effort to try to arrive at a biblical model of New Testament pastoral ministry using the breadth of Scripture NotesPart 1 the government of souls is the art of arts don t foul the water of the sheep by your crooked steps don t busy yourself with external matters and neglect and forget yourself and vice versa Isaiah Jeremiah give picture of one who laudably desires the office and one driven to it by compulsion There are commendable desires and dangers in both loved chapter 9 The mind of those who crave pre eminence for the most part flatters itself with imaginary promises of performing good works basically the mind lies to itself about itself and makes believe it loves good work when actually it does not and wishes for mundane glory chap 11 not all Levites could offer at Temple only those who were ceremonial set apart and without blemish Part 2 Life of a Pastor what fascinated me about this passage was Gregory s desire to reflect on ministry through the lens of the OT priesthood I think something like this could be done well if it was seen through a redemptive historial lens of Christ s person and work as the High Priest and Chief Shepherd Purity of thought exemplary conduct discreet in silenceprofitable in speech don t be a dumb dog unable to bark Be a neighbor to all ascend in thought and descend in service be a comrade to good and stern with evil Dont be so busy with external that you neglect internal and vice versa eg Moses and Jethro Study AND Serve don t be zealous to please men For that man is an enemy to his Redeemer who on the strength of the good works he performs desires to be loved by the Church rather than by Him Indeed a servant is guilty of adulterous thought if he craves to please the eyes of the bride when the bridegroom sends gifts to her by him don t put cushions under every elbow seek to be loved in order to be listened to 1 Cor 1033 Gal 110Part 3 Not all teaching is suitable for everyone Like a harpist all one doctrine but not same exhortation Gregory lists all different types of people reminds me of William Perkins The Art of Prophesying be harsher with men gentle with women severe with youth gentle with elderly admonish the wise to stop knowing what they know reprove insolent by showing what they ve done has been ill done How to admonish the sick The sick are to be admonished to consider what great health of the heart is bestowed by bodily affliction for it recalls the mind to a knowledge of itself and renews the memory of our infirmity which health commonly disregards gospel driven patience To preserve the virtue of patience the sick are to be admonished ever to bear in mind how great were the evils endured constantly by our Redeemer at the hands of those whome He had created how many horrible insults of reproaches He endured how many blows in the face He received at the hands of scoffers while He was daily snatching the souls of captives from the power of the ancient Enemy that while cleansing us from the power of salvation He did not screen His face from the spitting of perfidious men that He silently endured the scourging to free by His mediation from eternal torments that He endured the buffeting to give us everlasting honors among the choirs of angels that while saving us from being pierced by our sins He did not shrink from offering His head to thorns that He took the bitter gall in His thirst in order to inebriate us with everlasting sweetness that when mockingly adored He held his peace and adored in our behalf the Father though eual to Him in the Godhead and that He who was the life passed to death that He might prepare life for those who were dead Why then is it considered hard that a man should endure stripes from God for his evil doing if God endured so great evil in reuital for His own good deeds Or what man is there of sane mind who is ungrateful for being himself smitten when He who lived here without sin did not depart hence without a scourging The pride of the Devil became therefore the occasion of our perdition and the humility of God proved to be the pledge of our redemption For our Enemy created like all other things wished to appear superior to all but our Redeemer remaining great above all things deigned to become little among all Let the humble therefore be told that in abasing themselves they rise to the likeness of God don t love the pilgrimage over the home country to those who are well off and wealthy Gregory says that marriage is primarily for procreation and not pleasure so you shouldnt have too much sex the preacher should make himself heard by deeds than words wrongPart 4 the consciousness of virtue is a pitfall for the soul basically after you preach remind yourself of all your failings so you don t become proud

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characters Liber regulae pastoralis Pope Gregory I ´ 4 review Free read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Pope Gregory I The existing copy have been corrected At Saint Pius X Press our goal is to remain faithful to the original in both photographic reproductions and in textual reproductions that are reprinted Photographic reproductions are given a page by page inspection whereas textual reproductions are proofread to correct any errors in reproduction. This book is a 6th century manual and it represents the accumulation of the pastoral wisdom of the early church As the introduction explains both a secular and a monastic approach to spiritual leadership had developed and this book unites both strands It represents care for both the average and the zealous and the book mainly consists of such dual considerations of opposing types of peopleThe church s leaders had been bishops in the first centuries With Gregory the pastoral and monastic combined after this the leaders of Christianity would be monks mainly until in the reformation Gregory s book of pastoral rule not only provides the cumulative pastoral wisdom of the early church it also set the agenda for pastoral care in the medieval period and can be said to represent at least a thousand years of Christian pastoral careThat alone makes it important whatever its content Pastoral care is spiritual leadership and spiritual leadership determines the uality of the spiritual life of those under it usually than less Gregory s book is an important source for understanding how the early church shaped the medieval churchThe book contains a brief letter of introduction and is divided into four sections It treats the ualifications first and the life of the pastor second Then comes the longest section in which a series of opposing characteristics are considered the point is to give advice in handling people differently joyful and sad masters and servants the sincere and the insincere etc This third section is what makes the book of manual it is there for consultation The fourth section deals all too briefly with preachingThis book then contains an accumulation of wisdom in recognizing weaknesses and strengths and advising how to deal with each There is a great deal of insight condensed and implied The ascetic bent that characterized so many of Christianity s leaders in those early centuries makes sense when you read between the lines of this book and glimpse the discipline that was at the heart of it It is a manual for those who have advanced in spiritual discipline and are in a position to guide those who have not It is the discipline of an age shaped by persecution martyrdom calamitous heresies theological wars doctrinal foundations and all the wisdom of late antiuityThose who consult this book will have to deal with Gregory s allegorical interpretation but then most of what was written by the ancient church is the same Unfortunately historical training in our times on this approach is substandard to refrain from forceful descriptions It has served to cut us off from those former periods of the church and it seems to me that that is worth pondering The atmosphere of the ancient wisdom of classical antiuity is alien to much that we say and publish because it is alien to so much that we think and is nevertheless crucial for understanding the allegorical approach It is greatly to be lamented and vigorously to be resisted the good news is that there are signs this ignorance at least may be on the waneBut I digress Here is a sample of what is in this book to ponder Since it is often the case that when a sermon is delivered in accordance with a high standard the soul of the speaker is inflated by the hidden joys of self display therefore it is necessary that great care be taken that he might feel the sting of a fearful conscience

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characters Liber regulae pastoralis Pope Gregory I ´ 4 review Free read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Pope Gregory I St Alphonsus writes a single bad book will be sufficient to cause the destruction of a monastery Pope Pius XII wrote in 1947 at the beatification of Blessed Maria Goretti There rises to Our lips the cry of the Saviour 'Woe to the world because of scandals' Matthew 187 Woe to those who consciously and deliberately spread corruption in. The most thorough pastoral treatise of the patristic era Gregory the Great AD 540 604 insightfully examines a shepherd s ualifications his life and his teaching Stirring and applicable counsel from which any modern pastor will benefit hard to believe this was written 1500 years ago a full millennium before the Reformers

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