Teacher and Teaching (1914) Richard Henry Tierney

ISBN: 9781120719713

Published: November 21st 2009

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192 pages


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Teacher and Teaching (1914)  by  Richard Henry Tierney

Teacher and Teaching (1914) by Richard Henry Tierney
November 21st 2009 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 192 pages | ISBN: 9781120719713 | 10.31 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV THE BOY ANDMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV THE BOY AND THE RELIGIOUS LIFE Teachebs are often at a loss to know how to deal with boys who apply to them for advice concerning a vocation to the religious life.

True the office of counsellor in such an affair pertains primarily to the confessor. However the master, especially if he be a priest, cannot always refuse assistance to an earnest enquirer. For this reason it is well for each teacher to have in mind some simple principles to which he can call for guidance in time of need. Vocations to the religious life, like vocations to the priesthood, are of two kinds, internal and external. The former, which is by far the less common of the two, is a sign of Gods special predilection for a soul.

It consists of an extraordinary interior grace by which, a person is urged one way or other, to choose the better part. Sometimes this urging is exercised through the medium of great sensible devotion, which would find an outlet for itself in the mode of life and work of a particular order or congregation. In such cases signs of the vocation are so marked as to be quite unmistakable. The boy involved contemplates with joy the sacrifices demanded. Everything seems easy and pleasant to him.

He has looked forward for years to the consummation of his desire. He is impatient to begin the life. His interests are altogether centred in it. Each delay in the execution of his cherished wish causes disappointment and even keen regret. The finger of God is surely here. The vocation is clear. Teachers need have no misgivings about any encouragement which they may choose to give in such a contingency. But there are times when special vocations are manifested in an entirely different way.

Often there is a strong and almost overpowering sensible...



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