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Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis kitose duomenų bazėse / Article in other databases (S4)
Field of Science: Istorija ir archeologija / History and archaeology (H005)
Author(s): Strumickienė, Ilona
Title: Pal. Jurgio Matulaičio dvasinis ir intelektinis palikimas vienuolijoms
Other Title: Spiritual and intellectual heritage of blessed Jurgis Matulaitis related to religious orders
Is part of: Soter : religijos mokslo žurnalas. Kaunas : Vytauto Didžiojo universiteto leidykla, 46 (2013)
Extent: p. 83-93
Date: 2013
Keywords: Matulaitis, Jurgis;Vienuolinis gyvenimas;Bendruomenė;Pasauliečiai;Dvasingumas;Nacionalizmas;Jurgis Matulaitis;Religious life;Community;Lay;Spirituality;Nationalism
Abstract: Straipsnyje analizuojamas pal. Jurgio Matulaičio dvasinis ir intelektinis palikimas vienuolijoms. Savo tekstuose palaimintasis vienuolius ir vienuoles ragina gyventi ir dirbti Dievo garbei bei žmonių išganymui, besąlygiškai pasitikėti Bažnyčia ir atsiduoti jai. Pal. J. Matulaitis pabrėžia Dievo vaikų laisvės svarbą vienuolinėje bendruomenėje, skatina visur siekti pusiausvyros ir harmonijos
Jurgis Matulaitis was an extraordinary personality in the modern history of Lithuanian religious orders. He made and still makes a significant influence on the development of Lithuanian religious orders. The concern about religious orders was an integral part of broad and diverse activities of J. Matulaitis. This concern permeated his intellectual texts as well. It should be mentioned that intellectual heritage of J. Matulaitis has not been researched enough. Due to the soviet occupation J. Matulaitis’ intellectual texts related to religious orders are still poorly known by academic and public society. J. Matulaitis considered religious orders to be an important tool to achieve the glory of God and salvation of the mankind. He emphasized the unconditional trust in the Holy Roman Church. Blessed J. Matulaitis underlined the importance of freedom of God’s children and balance / harmony in a religious community.In his texts J. Matulaitis emphasized the importance of universal development of the members of monastic community; however, he warned not to underestimate the significance of ascetic measures. While stressing the importance of spiritual development, J. Matulaitis encouraged the members of religious orders to be in touch with society and to acknowledge its problems. The decision about the spheres and forms of the activity of religious order should be made by taking in mind these problems. In J. Matulaitis’ vision the monastic community should collaborate with the lay by achieving the mission of religious order. Blessed J. Matulaitis urged the religious orders to use modern means and forms of apostleship. In his intellectual texts J. Matulaitis examined various aspects of monastic community. He identified internal and external factors that are important for the formation of monastic community. [...]
Affiliation(s): Lietuvių išeivijos institutas
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:SOTER: religijos mokslo žurnalas / SOTER: Journal of Religious Science 2013, nr. 46(74)
Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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