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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Saturday of the First week in Ordinary Time

Saint John-Paul II, Pope from 1978 to 2005 Message for the 34th World Day of prayer for vocations, 1997 ; § 4,6 (trans. Osservatore Romano)

Saturday of the First week in Ordinary Time

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Saint John-Paul II, Pope from 1978 to 2005 Message for the 34th World Day of prayer for vocations, 1997 ; § 4,6 (trans. Osservatore Romano)

                              “ Follow me”

        Each vocation is a personal and unique event but also a reality that is communal and ecclesial. No one is called to go forward on their own. Every vocation is raised up by the Lord as a gift for the whole christian community, which is to be enabled to draw profit from it... 

      It is especially to you, young people, that I should like to turn: Christ needs you if he is to accomplish his plan of salvation! Christ needs your youth and generous enthusiasm if the Gospel is to be proclaimed! Answer this call with the gift of your life to God and your brothers and sisters. Put your trust in Christ. He will not disappoint your desires and plans but will fill them with meaning and joy. He has said: “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life” (Jn 14:6). 

      Open your hearts trustfully to Christ! Allow his presence to be confirmed within you through daily, reverent attention to Holy Scripture, which constitutes the book of life and of those vocations that have been fulfilled.

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