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'Loving Christian Family is Best Soil for Vocations' - Pope's Message for the 49th World Day of Prayer for Vocations

'Loving Christian Family is Best Soil for Vocations' - Pope's Message for the 49th World Day of Prayer for Vocations

Christian families should be a happy and loving environment in which young people can discern calls to the priesthood or religious life, Pope Benedict XVI says in his message for the World Day of Prayers for Vocations. The 49th World Day of Prayer for Vocations will be celebrated on April 29 with the theme, “Vocations, the Gift of the Love of God.”

“Families are not only the privileged place for human and Christian formation; they can also be ‘the primary and most excellent seed-bed of vocations to a life of consecration to the Kingdom of God,’ by helping their members to see, precisely within the family, the beauty and the importance of the priesthood and the consecrated life.” You can read the full message on the Vatican Website, or visit this article for a summary.


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