This study looks at Chaminade's plan to unite certain young men and women within the ranks of his Bordeaux Sodality in the observance of the traditional vows of evangelical perfection while remaining in the secular world and its implications for today.
Father Lackner’s title, Virtues for Mission, sets the reader on the path of seeking spiritual development for a reason: to prepare oneself to be an active participant in the Christian mission, to be purposeful, to have a goal.
This volume is a collection of original texts on mental prayer from the letters, writings on prayer, and talks and retreats given by William Joseph Chaminade; therefore, the language is from the 19th century.
The first volume contains selections from Chaminade’s letters from 1796 to 1849, 53 years of his active life in the service of the Church. Volume two is divided into two sections: faith in the writings for lay people and faith in the writings for religious life.