The Soul of the Apostolate

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In this age of relentless activity it is easy for Christians, particularly those involved in good works, to fall into the pattern of the activist.  But mere activity and material results are not sufficient for a successful apostolate.

In his classic work The Soul of the Apostolate, Dom Jean-Baptiste Chautard demonstrates that the very foundation of all apostolic work must be the interior life. The apostle of Christ will grow to become an instrument and true channel of God’s graces to the world only through prayer, meditation, and the cultivation of the interior life. When one is involved in works of spiritual or corporal charity, his work can only be truly efficacious when he anchors his interior life in Christ.  Without Christ we can do nothing. Inside you’ll learn about the:

  • Pre-eminence of the interior life over the active life
  • Dangers of the active life: for you and your apostolate
  • The Devil’s special temptations for those working for Our Lord
  • Steps necessary in order to develop and grow in the interior life
  • Necessity of the interior life to a successful and spiritually fruitful apostolate

For anyone who would work for Our Lord and His Church there is simply no book more important to read and to follow than The Soul of the Apostolate.

Jean-Baptiste Chautard
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4 Reviews

  • 5
    Soul of the Apostolate

    Posted by James W. on May 24th 2023

    This book is truly an eyeopener for anyone wishing to be successful when engaged in the active works of the Church.

  • 5
    I bought this book upon

    Posted by Joshua C. on Dec 14th 2022

    I bought this book upon the recommendation of other books I read. This is a needed resource for those involved in parish life and Catholic causes, as it helps one to focus their ministry on Our Lord instead of on themselves so that it bears fruit.

  • 5
    The Soul of the Apostolate

    Posted by J A. on Oct 28th 2022

    The Soul of the Apostolate

  • 5
    very insightful

    Posted by Gail G. on Oct 20th 2022

    very insightful