The following is the voice-over of a new video of Pope Benedict XVI’s talk at the World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia in 2008.
“Dear young people, let me now ask you a question. What will you leave to the next generation?
“Are you building your lives on firm foundations, building something that will endure? Are you living your lives in a way that opens up space for the Spirit in the midst of a world that wants to forget God, or even rejects Him in the name of a falsely-conceived freedom?
“How are you using the gifts you have been given, the “power” which the Holy Spirit is even now prepared to release within you? What legacy will you leave to young people yet to come? What difference will you make?”
(Pope Benedict XVI’s closing Mass at World Youth Day, Sydney, Australia, July 19, 2008. Read full homily at Zenit.)
The following is the voice-over for our new video of three quotes of Pope Benedict XVI about the consecrated life.
1) “Dear young people, if the Lord calls you to live more intimately at His service, respond generously. You may be certain: life dedicated to God is never spent in vain.” (To young people in Italy, Sept. 8, 2007. Read entire address at Catholic Culture.)
2) “Today, as in all ages, there is no lack of generous souls ready to give up everyone and everything to embrace Christ and His Gospel, consecrating their existence to His service within communities characterized by enthusiasm, generosity and joy.” (Reflection on Consecrated Life, Feb. 17, 2008. Read entire address on Catholic Culture.)
3) “When we give ourselves to Christ, we receive a hundredfold in return. Yes, open wide the doors to Christ and you will find true life.” (Talk at World Youth Day, April 24, 2005. Read address on World Youth Day for Pilgrims.)
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Sr. Maria Vianney makes her first profession recently.
A Christmas present! Watch our new video and hear the words of Pope Benedict XVI to youth about the courageous way to follow Christ exclusively.
Video script: “Just as two thousand years ago Jesus called people to follow Him, today too young men and women are setting out at His call, attracted by Him and moved by a desire to devote their lives to serving the Church and helping others. They have the courage to follow Christ, and they want to be His witnesses…. following Christ means taking on ever more fully His mind and His way of life.” (Pope Benedict XVI, September 8, 2007)
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