See these legally free ebooks:
- Meditations for the Use of the Secular Clergy, new revised edition, from the French of Father Chaignon, S.J., by the Right Rev. L. De Goesbriand, Bishop of Burlington (New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Brothers, 1907). With Imprimatur.
- Volume I may be read online, and is available in pdf, mobi, epub, and other formats, at Internet Archive, with a 2nd copy at Internet Archive.
- Volume II may be read online, and is available in pdf, mobi, epub, and other formats, at Internet Archive, with a 2nd copy at Internet Archive.
Posted on the Feast of Saint Peter Damian in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, in prayer that the shepherds of the one true Church may heed his call for the reform of the morals of the clergy, through the grace and truth of Christ our Lord. For other online texts and legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject).
“He who looks upon those entrusted to him with the love of God and, in his spiritual ministry and Christ-like way of life, orients himself after the high priest whom he serves: such a man is the true pastor. The good shepherd distinguishes himself from the hireling because he loves men with the heart of Jesus and Mary and because he lays down his life for the flock. The apostle is collaborator of God, servant of Christ, steward and dispenser of the mysteries of God (1 Cor 4:1; 2 Cor 6:1). He is about one thing only: knowing the fear of the Lord, to win men for Christ (1 Cor 5:11).” (Gerhard Cardinal Müller, Homily on 15 September 2018)