Further reflections on ‘Rejoice and Exult’

Ronald D. Witherup PSS

This is the second of a series of three articles on Gaudete et Exsultate (‘Rejoice and Exult’), Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on the call to holiness in the contemporary world, published in April 2018. It continues an analysis of the exhortation’s content. Ronald D. Witherup PSS is Superior General of the Society of Priests of Saint Sulpice.

Seven additional aspects of holiness in daily life
In the first article, rather than summarize the content of the apostolic exhortation by following the outline of the five chapters, I chose to point out five noticeable ‘take-aways’ that might strike the reader: joy and happiness, the holiness next door, the importance of silence in the midst of noise, digital custody of the tongue, and the genius of women. Continuing along the same vein, I now add seven others: attention to little details, a spirituality of the Beatitudes, a Jesuit approach to holiness, spiritual combat, the role of discernment, the importance of community, and a sound interior life.

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