The Soul of the Apostolate was the favorite book of Pope St. Pius X. This book shows how prayer is the soul of every apostolic work and is absolutely critical for apostolic success. It explores all the proved methods of developing and maintaining the interior life amid the bustle of daily activity. This excellent book will help you to understand the economy of salvation, as well as the many dead-ends that we fallen creatures tend to follow. This important book has been recommended by Pope St. Pius X and his successor, Pope Benedict XV. Pope St. Pius X said, “If you desire that God should bless your apostolate and make it fruitful, undertake everything for His glory, saturate yourself and your devoted fellow-workers with the spirit of Jesus Christ, animating yourself and them with an intense interior life”.
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. Dom Chautard, (1858-1935) a French Trappist Abbot, 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.