Pope Benedict XIV for the 49th World Day of Prayer for Vocations celebrated April 29, 2012, the Fourth Sunday of Easter, asks us to meditate on the theme: Vocations, the Gift of the Love of God. The Pope asks us to share his message especially to younger generations. He writes…
To hear God’s call, Pope Benedict urges “…local Churches, groups within them, and religious communities to create the conditions to permit many young people to say “yes” in generous response to God’s loving call and to provide helpful guidance and direction along the way. Young people are encouraged to attend Eucharist; to share sacred Scripture, to pray both personal and in community so that it is possible to hear God’s call amid all the voices of daily life. These will be places where vocations are carefully discerned and their authenticity tested; places where young men and women are offered wise and strong spiritual direction.
Pope Benedict sends his Apostolic Blessing to all of us: and especially the young men and women who strive to listen with a docile heart to God’s voice and are ready to respond generously and faithfully.
The Sisters of Bon Secours join the Pope in praying for individuals discerning God’s call to consecrated life. We offer our guidance and direction to all who want to understand if their call is to religious life as consecrated women. Can we help you in your discernment? Contact us.
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