THE INSTITUTE OF JESUS THE PRIEST:
Bishops and and priests of the diocesan clergy, with the aim of assisting
them on the spiritual plane and in the ministry entrusted to them, to
give them a greater efficacy through the vows of chastity, poverty and
obedience and through the media of social communication.
The Institute offers to its members human,
spiritual and supernatural assistance for their own sanctification and
for a pastoral ministry always more open and updated according to the
directives of the Church. "Pastors should fulfill their duty to
... make effective use of the media of social communication in various
apostolic endeavors, as circumstances and conditions demand" (Decree
on Social Communication, 13).
Father Alberione thus summed up the very particular fruits which the
Institute offers to its members:
"-a special, personal sanctification;
- a richer ministry for souls
- a more generous service in the individual dioceses."
The Institute carries out the exhortation of the Popes: "The cleric
is not obliged by divine law to observe the evangelical counsels of
poverty, chastity, and obedience. But it would be an enormous mistake
to believe that the secular priest is called to a lesser perfection
than the religious... The practice of the evangelical counsels... is
the royal road of Christian sanctification.
for more information, write or call:
The Vocation Director
Society of St. Paul
7708 St. Paul Road,
San Antonio Village,
1203 Makati City
Tel. No. (02) 895-9701