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A historical background of the encyclical and its importance for the Founder of the Pauline Family.

A historical background of the encyclical and its importance for the Founder of the Pauline Family.

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    The "Tametsi Futura" for Blessed Giacomo Alberione The "Tametsi Futura" for Blessed Giacomo Alberione Presentation Transcript

    • * The Church relates to society in terms of conquest and opposition. "Tametsi Futura" (A Historical Background of the Encyclical and its Importance for the Founder of the Pauline Family) The for Blessed Giacomo Alberione
    • A deeper understanding of the Tametsi Futura offers us the key to enter into the nucleus of the Spirituality of Alberione, a spirituality which has its source Jesus Master, Way, Truth, and Life. Blessed James Alberione, SSP (1884-1971) Jesus, Divine Master, I believe with lively faith that you are here present to me. I adore you with all my heart and I humble myself before you, my Supreme Good. Enlighten my mind; inflame my heart, fill me with your grace, that I may draw good fruit from this meditation. Amen
    • It is no longer I who lives, but Christ who lives in me. A deeper understanding of the Tametsi Futura offers us the key to enter into the nucleus of the Spirituality of Blessed James Alberione, a spirituality which has its source Jesus Master, Way, Truth, and Life.
    • The Church’s Historical Situation POPE LEO XIII ( Cardinal G. Pecci) 1878-1903
    • "Tametsi Futura" (A Historical Background of the Encyclical and its Importance for the Founder of the Pauline Family) The for Blessed Giaccomo Alberione 1. Relationship Between Church and Society
        • A) Leo XIII maintained a dark outlook of modern society.
      • Rationalism/ Modernism
        • Papal States/ Papal Sovereignty
        • Secular Liberalism/ Freemasonry
    • "Tametsi Futura" (A Historical Background of the Encyclical and its Importance for the Founder of the Pauline Family) The for Blessed Giaccomo Alberione
        • B) The Concept of a Centralized and Hierarchical Church
      • Hardening of the policies of the Church and a more reserved attitude toward Christian democracy
    • "Tametsi Futura" (A Historical Background of the Encyclical and its Importance for the Founder of the Pauline Family) The for Blessed Giaccomo Alberione
        • C) The Church related to society in terms of conquest and opposition
      • Insistence on supremacy of religion over politics, obedience to authority, necessary subordination, return of the dissidents, destruction of prejudices against the Church
    • "Tametsi Futura" (A Historical Background of the Encyclical and its Importance for the Founder of the Pauline Family) The for Blessed Giaccomo Alberione 2. The Celebration of the end of the 19 th Century
        • A) The Holy Year: 1899-1900
        • Public Homage to Christ the Redeemer
        • To redeem all from errors and evil
        • To detest all that is said and done against Christ
    • "Tametsi Futura" (A Historical Background of the Encyclical and its Importance for the Founder of the Pauline Family) The for Blessed Giaccomo Alberione
        • B) Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus (and Mary)
        • If one has sinned, return to Jesus Christ, the Way, Truth and Life - To acquire new strength to overcome the psychology of oppression - To convert and conquer a hostile society
    • "Tametsi Futura" (A Historical Background of the Encyclical and its Importance for the Founder of the Pauline Family) The for Blessed Giaccomo Alberione
        • The “Tametsi Futura Prospiscientibus”
        • - November 01, 1900 - Encyclical on Jesus Christ, the Redeemer - The call for the re- awakening of the faith - Public homage to be rendered to Christ
    • "Tametsi Futura" (A Historical Background of the Encyclical and its Importance for the Founder of the Pauline Family) The for Blessed Giaccomo Alberione
        • D) The Night of Adoration
        • “ He had read the invitation of Leo XIII to pray for the century just beginning. Both spoke of the Church’s necessities, of the new means of evil, of the duty of opposing the press with the press, organization with organization, of making the Gospel penetrate the masses and influence social questions…”
    • C. The “Tametsi Futura” The Church’s Historical Situation 2. The Celebration of the End of the 19 th Century D. The Night of Adoration "Tametsi Futura Prospicientibus" (The outlook on the future is by no means free from anxiety; on the contrary, there are many serious reasons for alarm, on account of numerous and long-standing causes of evil, of both a public and private nature.)
    • (The outlook on the future is by no means free from anxiety; on the contrary, there are many serious reasons for alarm, on account of numerous and long-standing causes of evil, of both a public and private nature.) "Tametsi Futura Prospicientibus" (Encyclical on Jesus Christ the Redeemer) November 01, 1900 * The Masses have distanced themselves from their faith. * The Christian world is lost because it has abandoned Christ the Redeemer.
    • * Yet even today humanity can hope in the Redemption of Christ. * In the new century it is necessary to return to Christ the Way, the Truth, and the Life in order to be saved.
    • * Yet even today humanity can hope in the Redemption of Christ. * In the new century it is necessary to return to Christ WTL in order to be saved. * Christ, the Way: His Law is the guide. He is the source of every good. His sovereignty is universal.
    • * Christ the Way: His Law is the guide * Christ, the Truth: to entrust our intelligence to the authority of Christ.
    • For every Pauline this Christocentric Proposal is a style of life which inspires all aspects of their life. * Christ, the Life: The connection between morals and faith. To observe the law of Christ in order to have security and well-being
    • * Christ the Truth: to entrust our intelligence to the authority of Christ. * The Break-up between Society and the Catholic Faith * Masses who abandon their Faith * A Society which builds itself without God Fr. Alberione witnessed the social phenomena of his time: From Tametsi to the Devotion to Jesus Master WTL
    • * The Break-up between Society and the Catholic Faith * Masses who abandon their Faith * A Society which builds itself without God Fr. Alberione witnessed the social phenomena of his time: “ From TF to Jesus Master WTL" Tametsi Futura: The Font of Inspiration of a Spirituality (7 Documents Written bet. 1953 to 1958) AS A PERSON The Year 1900 and the Night of Adoration A profound personal and spiritual experience which later becomes an apostolic imperative. AS A FOUNDER The Initial Inspiration of the Charismatic Font of the Pauline Family Presenting Jesus Way, Truth, and Life as the complete Spirituality.
    • A Christocentric Solution Jesus the Master: the Teacher the Exemplar the Helper
    • * He offers help in order to understand and love God. * He is the Model of a Life according to God. * He teaches the Truth on God.
    • The Totality of Christ A Christocentric Solution * to re-launch the faith * remedy against Particularism * to correct the Devotionalism of the time
    • Fr. James Alberione proposed the “total Christ” for the “total Man” in his pastoral desire to gather as many who have distanced themselves from the faith. Leo XIII proposed the rediscovery of Christ the Redeemer Way, Truth, and Life for a return of the masses to the faith. One Hundred Years Ago...
    • How should we Paulines who have to communicate the same proposal of Christ, the Master Way, Truth, and Life to the men and women of the 21st Century do it in a manner where He will constitute an adequate and living response to their needs?
    • 1. To be animated by the same missionary anxiety. 2. To re-elaborate the proposal of this spirituality for our age. 3. To understand the actual context of post-modernity and accept that the means of social communication has brought a new culture. Certain demands for Creative Fidelity:
    • Certain demands for Creative Fidelity: 4. To accept the challenge and responsibility of re- thinking the concept of Jesus Way, Truth, and Life in this new context. 5. To live the balance always between sanctity and apostolate. 6. To live a more simple lifestyle: that of true “witnesses” and “prophets.”
    • A deeper understanding of the Tametsi Futura offers us the key to enter into the nucleus of the Spirituality of Alberione, a spirituality which has its source Jesus Master, Way, Truth, and Life. Blessed James Alberione, SSP (1884-1971) For every Pauline this Christocentric Proposal is a style of living which inspires all aspects of their life.
    • In this manner, the TF, in the light of the strong experience of the night of adoration becomes the point of departure of a program of spirituality and evangelization for Fr. James Alberione