Reflections on the Compendium Rude of St. Gaspar Bertoni

by Rev. Joseph Henchey, CSS

These 19 half-hour lectures are from a retreat given to the North American Confreres in June of 2007. The Compendium Rude is the title St. Gaspar Bertoni placed as the Title of his Original Constitutions nn. 1-8.

These lectures provide a synthesis, summary or synopsis – an “abridgment” of what is coming in the rest of St. Gaspar’s 314 Original Constitutions.

These lectures present significant reflections on St. Gaspar’s use of his Latin Phrase: In Obsequium – used very frequently by St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Ignatius of Loyola. These texts are presented and commented upon in 19 one-half hour lectures.

Word document:

Portuguese translation by Fr. Benedito A. Bettini, CSS

Voice-Recorded Lectures:

Breve Cronaca [A Brief Chronicle of the Congregation of the Sacred Stigmata [1800 - 1841] - by Rev, Joseph Fiorio [1917]. English translation by Rev. Joseph Henchey, CSS [2005]