Thursday, January 16, 2014

Pope Francis: "Listen and follow Jesus" for Day of Prayer for Vocations

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis invites young people to “listen to and follow Jesus, and to allow yourselves to be transformed interiorly by his words” in his Message for the World Day of Prayer for Vocations, which is marked on May 11.

“A vocation is a fruit that ripens in a well cultivated field of mutual love that becomes mutual service, in the context of an authentic ecclesial life,” writes Pope Francis. “No vocation is born of itself or lives for itself. A vocation flows from the heart of God and blossoms in the good soil of faithful people, in the experience of fraternal love.”

Read the full text of the message, "Vocations, Witness to the Truth."

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