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THE SOUL OF THE
APOSTOLATE

D O M J E A N-B A P T I S T E C H A U T A R D O. C. S. O.

Copyright © 1946 by the Abbey of Gethsemani, Trappist, Kentucky, US.

NIHIL OBSTAT:
M. Maurice Molloy, O.C.S.O.
M. Alberic Wulf, O.C.S.O.

IMPRIMI POTEST:
M. Fredericus Dunne, O.C.S.O.
Abbas B.M. de Gethsemani

IMPRIMATUR:
Joannes A. Floersh, D.D.
Archiepiscopus Ludovicopolitanus
Die 16a Septembris, 1946

Dom Jean-Baptiste Chautard O.C.S.O. was Abbot of Notre Dame de Sept-Fons.

This work is published for the greater glory of Jesus Christ through His
most holy mother Mary and for the sanctification of the Church militant.

CONTENTS

THE SOUL OF THE APOSTOLATE TITLE

PUBLISHER

INDEX

THE SOUL OF THE APOSTOLATE

DOM CHAUTARD A BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

WORDS OF POPE PIUS X

AUTOGRAPH LETTER OF HIS HOLINESS POPE BENEDICT XV

OTHER TESTIMONIALS

PROLOGUE
EX QUO OMNIA, PER QUEM OMNIA, IN QUO OMNIA

PART ONE
ACTIVE WORKS AND THE INTERIOR LIFE: WHAT THEY MEAN

1. GOD WANTS GOOD WORKS AND, THEREFORE, HE WANTS ZEALOUS ACTION

2. GOD WILLS THAT THE LIFE-PRINCIPLE OF OUR WORK BE CHRIST HIMSELF

3. WHAT IS THE INTERIOR LIFE?

4. IGNORANCE AND NEGLECT OF THIS INTERIOR LIFE

5. REPLY TO A FIRST OBJECTION: IS THE INTERIOR LIFE LAZY?

6. REPLY TO ANOTHER OBJECTION: IS THE INTERIOR LIFE SELFISH?

7. NO CONFLICT BETWEEN THE INTERIOR LIFE AND THE SALVATION OF SOULS

PART TWO
UNION OF THE ACTIVE LIFE AND THE INTERIOR LIFE

1. THE PRIORITY OF THE INTERIOR OVER THE ACTIVE LIFE IN THE EYES OF GOD

2. GOOD WORKS SHOULD BE NOTHING BUT AN OVERFLOW FROM THE INNER LIFE

3. ACTIVE WORKS MUST BEGIN AND END IN THE INTERIOR LIFE, AND, IN IT, FIND THEIR MEANS

4. THE ACTIVE AND INTERIOR LIVES ARE COMPLETELY INTERDEPENDENT

5. THE EXCELLENCE OF THIS UNION

PART THREE
WITHOUT THE INTERIOR LIFE THE ACTIVE LIFE IS FULL OF DANGER: WITH IT, IT WILL GUARANTEE PROGRESS IN VIRTUE

1. ACTIVE WORKS, A MEANS OF SANCTIFICATION FOR INTERIOR SOULS, BECOME, FOR OTHERS, A MENACE TO THEIR SALVATION

2. THE ACTIVE WORKER WHO HAS NO INTERIOR LIFE

3. THE INTERIOR LIFE: BASIS OF THE HOLINESS OF THE APOSTOLIC WORKER

a. It Protects the Soul against the Dangers of the Exterior Ministry

b. It Renews the Strength of the Apostle

c. It Multiplies His Energies and His Merits

d. It Gives Him Joy and Consolation

e. It Refines His Purity of Intention

f. It Is a Firm Defense against Discouragement

PART FOUR
ACTION MADE FRUITFUL BY THE INTERIOR LIFE

THE INTERIOR LIFE IS THE CONDITION ON WHICH THE FRUITFULNESS OF ACTIVE WORKS DEPENDS

a. The Interior Life Draws Down the Blessings of God

b. It Makes the Apostle Capable of Sanctifying Others by His Example

c. It Makes the Apostle Radiate the Supernatural: the Efficacy of This Radiation

d. It Makes the Gospel Worker Truly Eloquent

e. Because the Interior Life Begets Interior Life, Its Results Upon Souls Are Deep and Lasting

f. Importance of the Formation of “Shock Troops” and of Spiritual Direction

g. The Entire Success of the Apostolate Depends on One Thing: An Interior Life Centered on the Blessed Eucharist

PART FIVE
PRINCIPLES AND HINTS FOR THE INTERIOR LIFE

1. TO ACTIVE WORKERS: HINTS ON THE INTERIOR LIFE

2. MENTAL PRAYER: A NECESSARY ELEMENT OF INTERIOR LIFE, AND CONSEQUENTLY OF THE APOSTOLATE

I. Fidelity to Mental Prayer

II. What Mental Prayer Ought to Be

III. How Am I Going to Make My Mental Prayer?

3. THE LITURGICAL LIFE IS A SOURCE OF THE INTERIOR LIFE: THEREFORE IT IS A SOURCE OF THE APOSTOLATE

Resolution on the Liturgical Life

I. What Is the Liturgy?

II. What Is the Liturgical Life?

III. The Liturgical Spirit

IV. The Advantages of the Liturgical Life

a. It Helps Me to Be Permanently Supernatural in All My Acts

b. It Is a Most Powerful Aid in Conforming My Interior Life to That of Jesus Christ

c. The Liturgical Life Makes Me Live the Life of the Saints and Blessed in Heaven

V. The Practice of the Liturgical Life

a. Remote Preparation

b. Immediate Preparation

c. Doing My Liturgical Work

4. CUSTODY OF THE HEART IS THE KEYSTONE OF THE INTERIOR LIFE: HENCE IT IS ESSENTIAL IN THE APOSTOLATE

Resolution on Custody of The Heart

I. The Need for Self-Custody

II. Self-Custody Begins With the Practice of the Presence of God

III. Self-Custody Aided by Devotion to Our Lady

IV. Learning Self-Custody

V. Self-Custody: Under What Conditions?

5. THE APOSTLE MUST HAVE AN ARDENT DEVOTION TO MARY IMMACULATE

a. For His Personal Interior Life

b. For an Effective Apostolate

EPILOGUE

APPENDIX
TEN AIDS TO MENTAL PRAYER

PUBLISHER II








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