THE GOOD PASTOR IN LATE MEDIEVAL DUTCH TEXTS PETTY BANGE 1. Introduction When pope Pclagius II died in 590, Gregory, who was then abbot of St. Andrew's monastery, was acclaimed his successor by the clergy and people of Rome. First Gregory declined the office with utter sincerity, saying that he "undertook the burden of the dignity with a sick heart". When the archbishop of Ravenna, John, blamed him for this reluctance, the newly elected pope wrote in reply his trea- tise on Pastoral Care, in which he explained the difficulties of the office of the priesthood, not to mention the responsibilities of the papacy.' This treatise greatly influenced later ideas on priesthood and pastoral care in the Medieval West, although generally explicit references to it are not found. Nevertheless, it is useful to refer to this treatise as a preamble to the sources I will speak of in this con- tribution to the pastor bonus theme. The Pastoral Care consists of four parts. The first part deals with the problems of the pastoral office and the requirements it places on the persons who are called to it and who should realise that the burden that will be placed
Nederlands Archief voor Kerkgeschiedenis (in 2006 continued as Church History and Religious Culture) – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2003
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