Good Shepherd Sunday- Vocations Sunday, May 11, 2014

“Wake up the world! Be witnesses of a different way of doing things, of acting, of living! It is possible to live differently in this world,” Pope Francis said, about living the consecrated life, today. 

Good Shepherd Sunday- Vocations Sunday, May 11, 2014

Embraced by Pope Francis: Vinicio Riva, plagued with neuerofibromatosis: 'He didn't have any fear of my illness', Vinicio said, 'He embraced me without speaking…I quivered. I felt a great warmth'. It was an embrace that melted hearts worldwide.

From this Sunday’s Gospel, John 10:1-10 (Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year A) ‘One by one he calls his own sheep…he goes ahead of them, and they follow because they know his voice.’ (John 10:3)

‘Each one of you has been called by name, by Jesus’ (St. John Paul 11, to youth.)   “Let yourselves be captivated by Christ; heed his invitation and follow him!”

‘If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you” (John 13:13-15).

When the time comes for the Eucharistic Banquet, Christ again stresses the need to serve. “For the Son of Man also came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10,45).

“To choose a life as a priest or religious in contemporary Ireland is a radical option, although a hugely fulfilling one.” – Bishop McKeown. Click here for more:

Q. What is Jesus saying to you in your life, at this time? Where is he leading you out?

Click here for Pope Francis’ Message for World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2014, and other information:

For information about the Redemptorist Vocation and Charism within the Church, click here

«WAKE UP THE WORLD!»   Conversation with Pope Francis about the Religious Life: Click here for text of his conversation with religious superiors in Rome, January 2014.

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