Saturday, May 3, 2008

Pope John Paul Speaks to Seminarians

Pope John Paul II had such a way of drawing vocations... He had such a way of drawing out youthful holiness! In this regard we might say he was a figure like Don Bosco! Let's pray through his intercession for more and more good and holy vocations to priesthood and religious life!
“People are made for happiness. Rightly, then, you thirst for happiness. Christ has the answer to this desire of yours. But He asks you to trust Him. True joy is a victory, something which cannot be obtained without a long and difficult struggle. Christ holds the secret of this victory. (...) It is by walking with Christ that we can achieve joy, true joy! Precisely for this reason He again repeats the proclamation of joy to you today: ‘Blessed are they...’ Pope John Paul II (World Youth Day, Toronto)

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