Study, is the second of the four (prayer, study, fellowship and apostolic witness) spiritual disciplines engaged in, to nurture each Missionary's commitment to the Lord and humanity.
Today, more than ever, sound information (even sacred information) is readily available to equip God’s people for personal transformation and mission to the world. Many are simply not making the time to ponder, ingest, or study, the messages that can yield life. Study must be a discipline we value and work at, for our own sake and that of others. We would do well to heed the admonition of St. Paul and Sacred Scripture: “Be eager to present yourself as acceptable to God, a workman who causes no disgrace, imparting the word of truth without deviation (2 Timothy 2:15).”
Members are encouraged to participate (privately and corporately) in ongoing study and learning. Among the sources and opportunities presented by the Association for study are the following:
The Sacred Scriptures
The Catechism of the Catholic Church
Papal Encyclicals (especially Evangelium Vitae) and other Church Documents
The Lives and Teachings of the Saints and Fathers of the Church
The Divine Office or Abbreviated Forms of the Office (ex. The Magnificat periodical)
Pro-life books, audios and videos, starting with those provided at www.priestsforlife.org
Local and National Pro-life and Pro-family Websites
Legal, Political, Social and Demographic Issues, related to life and family
As we freely give ourselves to the grace-filled discipline of study, we will experience the renewal and transformation of our minds and be better equipped to work for the establishment of His kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. May you know the blessedness and fruitfulness of study.