Pope: Saints are precious pearls, always alive and timely

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Pope: Saints are precious pearls, always alive and timely

Pope: Saints are precious pearls, always alive and timely

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Manuscript image of By Christopher Wells A symposium promoted by the Dicastery for the Causes of Saints is focusing on the topic of “Holiness Today,” and “represents a strategy” chosen by the Dicastery “to deepen the pathways for the actualization and updating of holiness today.Thousands attend premiere of film on St.Indigenous people attend a ceremony in Colombia (AFP or licensors) By Benedict Mayaki, SJ Speaking in Geneva during the 51st Session of the Human Rights Council, Archbishop Fortunatus Nwachukwu called for joint efforts to foster “a globalization in solidarity” which respects diverse cultures and ensures the recognition of the inherent dignity of all.Stefania Giannini with Pope Francis on 5 May 2021 (Vatican Media) By Alessandro Gisotti "The transformation of education begins with teachers.

” Specifically, the three-day conference is intended to identify “who and how” to canonize those faithful who have a certain reputation for holiness in the People of God.Re-proposing the call to holiness “The theme chosen for the Symposium reflects the desire of the Apostolic Exhortation Gaudete et exsultate ‘to re-propose the call to holiness in a practical way for our own time,” said Pope Francis during an audience with participants in the gathering.Addressing the faithful, the Pope highlighted that good discernment also requires self-knowledge because “it involves our human faculties: memory, intellect, will, affections.In his address, the Holy Father recalled that the “universal call to holiness” was a central teaching of the Second Vatican Council, and noted that it is important to “appreciate the sanctity present” in the everyday lives of “God’s holy people.” Already, as recalled by Pope Francis in the Post-Synodal Exhortation Querida Amazonia, many Indigenous peoples “often witnessed helplessly the destruction of the natural surroundings that enabled them to be nourished and kept healthy, to survive and to preserve a way of life in a culture which gave them identity and meaning.” From among this “middle-class holiness,” the Church presents the beatified and canonized saints as “models, intercessors, and teachers,” reminding us that living the Gospel to the full is not only possible, but rewarding.Dialogue between religious and human dimensions The Holy Father noted that underlying spiritual doubts and vocational crises are not infrequently an insufficient dialogue between religious life and our human, cognitive and affective dimensions.Pope Francis emphasized that holiness is “first and foremost… the realization that we are loved by God and freely receive His love and mercy,” a realization that leads to the joy that marked the lives of saints and blesseds such as John Paul I, Carlos Acutis, and Francis of Assisi.The theme for World Teachers' Day 2022 is “The transformation of education begins with teachers”.

Recognizing the reputation for holiness Sanctity, the Pope said, arises in the concrete lives of Christian communities, and is recognized by the People of God, “who have always had a particular ‘instinct’ for recognizing these models of holiness and outstanding witnesses to the Gospel.The author expressed his conviction that the greatest obstacle to true discernment and to true growth in prayer is not the intangible nature of God, but the fact that “we do not know ourselves sufficiently, and do not even want to know ourselves as we really are” as “almost all of us hide behind a mask, not only in front of others, but also when we look in the mirror.” In light of this, the Archbishop restated the Holy See’s commitment to respecting Indigenous cultures, including their customs, traditions and languages.” This fama sanctitatis , or reputation for holiness, is an important element in recognizing the sanctity of prospective saints.However, Pope Francis continued, “it remains necessary to verify that this reputation for holiness is spontaneous, stable, enduring, and spread throughout a significant part of the Christian community.” Knowing ourselves Knowing ourselves is not difficult, but it is laborious,” Pope Francis affirmed.” The risk of exaggeration or misrepresentation in the modern world makes it necessary for “wise discernment on the part of all who examine the contours of a reputation of holiness,” a discernment that includes the evidence of miracles.” He said that Indigenous women are “custodians of a collective accumulation of important traditional knowledge and skills related in particular to agriculture, health care and natural resource management.The saints are always precious pearls Pope Francis insisted that “the saints are precious pearls; they are always alive and timely,” and “never lose their importance.It requires the capacity to stop, to “deactivate the autopilot”, to acquire awareness of our way of acting, of the feelings that dwell within us, of the recurrent thoughts that condition us, often unconsciously.Globally, 6 out of 10 countries pay primary school teachers less than other professionals with similar qualifications.

” The Pope expressed his hope that “their example enlighten the minds of the women and men of our time, reviving faith, enlivening hope and kindling charity, so that everyone may feel drawn to the beauty of the Gospel, and no one may wander amid the gloom of meaninglessness and despair.” He concluded his address with the “prayerful hope that the insights and proposals of your Symposium will assist the Church, and society as a whole, to perceive the signs of holiness that the Lord never ceases to raise up, at times even in the most unthinkable of ways.” In this way, he explained, we come to recognize that the view we have of ourselves and of reality is at times somewhat distorted.Hence, he reaffirmed Pope Francis’s words during his recent Apostolic Journey to Canada, when the Holy Father noted that “women occupy a prominent place as blessed sources not only of physical but also of spiritual life.” --.

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