View Preview Alter Christus by Ezra Sullivan Format Choose an optioneBookPaperback Quantity Alter Christus quantity Add to cart In this powerful retreat-in-a-book for priests, Fr. Ezra Sullivan, a Dominican professor at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome, reflects on the inestimable gift and responsibility of the priesthood.Utilizing the examples and teachings of the saints, Fr. Ezra explores how "fathers of souls" should shepherd their flocks with God's self-giving authority and why the Church needs strong, masculine priests to form her children on the road to Heaven. You will learn how to foster devotion to God the Father, how Our Lady is crucial for the sanctification of priests, why St. Joseph is a priest's model, and how to employ the angels and the saints to intercede for priests. You will be heartened as you see how Abraham's spiritual fatherhood reveals the spiritual fruitfulness of God and His priests.You will also learn about the Pelagian temptation and how those who overwork are more susceptible to it; ways to overcome "functionalism" and worldly concerns; and why the Holy Eucharist and administering the sacraments devoutly are central to a priest's identity.Additionally, you will gather spiritual and practical tips on attaining union with the Holy Spirit to avoid "Christian Stoicism" and "spiritual adultery", and you will gain a new appreciation for how priests were raised to a supernatural dignity by virtue of their ordination to act in persona Christi.Alter Christus squarely looks at common pitfalls of priestly sin, shows how a priest can arm himself for the spiritual battle, and gives tips on how to avoid the trap of self-deprecation or despair over one's sins. You will discover how prayer is necessary for union with Christ and a shield from evil; and how a priest's prayer helps to accomplish God's plan for saving the world.Other absorbing, practical topics covered by Fr. Ezra include:The four keys to powerful preachingTwo virtues to cultivate when combatting a "Messiah complex"Why you should never become a "buddy Jesus"How love is irreplaceable in a priest's lifeSt. John Vianney's heroic gift of self and witness of humility as a parish priestWhat Hell will be like for unrepentant and sinful priestsWhat Heaven will be like for holy priests. Details ISBN or UPC 978-1-64413-762-8 Dimensions N/A Weight N/A SKU 7628 SKU d37635 Reviews There are no reviews yet. Add your review Cancel replyYour rating * Rate… Perfect Good Average Not that bad Very poor Your review *Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You Might Also Like The Little Book of the Holy Spirit 30 Days with Teresa of Avila Sale! Holy Confidence Temptations Grace and Truth
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