The Interior Life of Our Lord


This feast is the expression of Jean-Jacques Olier's deep desire to see his disciples replicate within themselves the interior dispositions of Jesus.

The pietas seminarii, which he drafted, remains the charter document of Saint-Sulpice : "the first and final purpose of this institute will be to live supremely for God in Christ Jesus our Lord, in such a manner that the interior of his son penetrates the deepest recesses of our hearts so that every member might say with confidence what Saint Paul affirms concerning himself : it is no longer i who live, but Christ who lives within me. (GA 2, 20)"