‘Saints do not come from a parallel universe’

7/10/2022 11:00:00 AM

‘Saints do not come from a parallel universe’

‘Saints do not come from a parallel universe’

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6, 2022.Vatican Media By Courtney Mares What does it look like to be a Catholic saint today? A Vatican conference taking place in Rome this week has been discussing just that.He spoke privately with Pope Francis on October 3, the eve of the feast day of the pope’s namesake, St.Speaking to the “Holiness Today” conference on October 6, Pope Francis underlined that saints are not disconnected from the realities of daily life, but faithfully live the Gospel to the fullest within the communities in which they find themselves.2, 2022.“Saints do not come from a ‘parallel universe,’ but are believers who belong to God’s faithful people and are firmly grounded in a daily existence made up of family ties, study, and work, social, economic, and political life,” Pope Francis said in the Apostolic Palace.The technology executive has been in Italy since September 28.“In all these settings, the saints strive constantly, without fear or hesitation, to carry out God’s will.The Permanent Observer further stressed that the deprivation of the fundamental relationship between indigenous peoples and their land “endangers the transmission of languages, traditional knowledge and folklore”, and has often led to “undignified living conditions, lack of access to education and adequate health care.

” Pope Francis pointed to the example of Blessed Carlo Acutis, who died as a high school student in 2006, as “a model of Christian joy for teenagers and young people.Cook told students in Naples about his excitement for the future of artificial intelligence technologies, predicting that it will be a “fundamental, horizontal technology that will touch everything in our lives.Peter.” Holiness “is not primarily a matter of struggle and renunciation,” the pope said.“First and foremost, it is the realization that we are loved by God and freely receive his love and mercy.… So I think that if you, and this will happen clearly not too long from now, if you look back at a point in time, you know, zoom out to the future and look back, you’ll wonder how you led your life without augmented reality,” he said.” The pope also shared the less contemporary example of St.Peter speak about the overwhelming love and mercy of Jesus.Francis of Assisi.In November 2020, the pope invited Catholics around the world, as part of his monthly prayer intention, to pray that robotics and artificial intelligence always remain at the service of human beings — rather than the other way around.” These skills, the archbishop explained, are transmitted to their children and grandchildren in their vital role as mothers, grandmothers, teachers and caregivers.

He emphasized that the witness of the Church’s canonized saints is timeless and never loses its relevance.“The saints are precious pearls … they provide a fascinating commentary on the Gospel.Pope Francis has often met with tech company executives in recent years.2 was the premiere of “Follow Me,” an eight-minute film about the life and faith of St.Their lives are like a catechism in pictures, an illustration of the Good News that Jesus brought to humanity,” he said.The pope highlighted how the universal call to holiness was at the heart of the Second Vatican Council.The pope previously met Cook in 2016, a year in which Pope Francis also hosted the CEO of Google (Eric Schmidt at the time) and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg at the Vatican.“Today too, it is important to appreciate the sanctity present in God’s holy people: in parents who raise their children with love, in men and women who carry out their daily work with dedication, in persons who patiently endure sickness and infirmity, and in the elderly who keep smiling and sharing their wisdom,” he said.Peter from the basilica’s collection and that of the Vatican Museums were turned into 3D video clips and projected onto the facade of the basilica, which is built over the presumed tomb of the apostle.

“The witness of a virtuous Christian life given daily by so many of the Lord’s disciples represents for all of us an encouragement to respond personally to our own call to be saints.” The papal audience concluded the “Holiness Today” conference, an event organized by the Vatican from Oct.3 to 6 to discuss what “heroic virtue” looks like in the 21st century and how devotion to candidates for sainthood has spread via social media.and 11 p.Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, the prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for the Causes of Saints, spoke at the conference's opening on “the fame of holiness in the digital age.” The cardinal said that a solid and widespread fame sanctitatis , or reputation for holiness, has always been a fundamental requirement for initiating a cause for beatification and canonization, but that the issue is especially topical as “the digital age poses new and urgent challenges.

” Pope Francis addressed some of these challenges in his speech to the conference participants.16.On one hand, he said that media could help more people to learn about the Christian life of individual candidates for beatification or canonization.“However, in the use of digital media, and social networks, in particular, there can be a risk of exaggeration or misrepresentation dictated by less than noble interests,” he added.“Consequently, there is a need for wise discernment on the part of all those who examine the contours of the reputation of holiness.“He tells us, ‘Look, there is a path.” Semeraro noted that this prerequisite for opening a cause for beatification had “taken a back seat” in recent decades.

In response, the Vatican’s saints office issued a letter to all of the world’s bishops last year requesting that they verify the consistency and authenticity of a sainthood candidate’s reputation for holiness.When speaking about the “heroic virtue” required for canonization today, Semeraro quoted St.Peter embracing the world and all its peoples as brothers and sisters.John Henry Newman: “If you ask me what you are to do in order to be perfect, I say, first—Do not lie in bed beyond the due time of rising; give your first thoughts to God; make a good visit to the Blessed Sacrament; say the Angelus devoutly; eat and drink to God’s glory; say the Rosary well; be recollected; keep out bad thoughts; make your evening meditation well; examine yourself daily; go to bed in good time, and you are already perfect.” --.

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