Article 85

From Vincentian Encyclopedia

85.--In order to achieve this, the seminarists should take special care:

1° to acquire a suitable and concrete understand¬ing of people, especially the poor, of their needs, their desires, and their problems;

2° to reach an understanding of the special character, spirit, and functions of the Congregation by returning to the sources, especially to the life and works of St. Vincent, to the history and traditions of the Congregation, and to an active and fitting participation in our apostolate;

3° to cultivate an ever deepening study of and meditation on the gospel and all sacred scripture;

4° to participate actively in the mystery and the mission of the Church, the community of salvation;

5° to understand and to live the evangelical teaching as proposed by St. Vincent, especially chastity, poverty, and obedience.


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