Gaudete et Exsultate: Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis – Chapter 1: The Call to Holiness

A Christian cannot think of his or her mission on earth without seeing it as a path for holiness…it can also entail reproducing in our own lives aspects of Jesus’ earthly life: his hidden life, his life in community, his closeness to the outcast, his poverty and other ways in which he showed his self-sacrificing love.

The contemplation of these mysteries, as St. Ignatius of Loyola pointed out, leads us to incarnate them in our choices and attitudes… As a result “the measure of our holiness stems from the stature that Christ achieves in us, to the extent that, by the power of the Holy Spirit, we model our whole lives on his.”

Every saint is a message that the Holy Spirit takes from the riches of Jesus Christ and gives to his people.

 

Share This

Categories News | Tags: | Posted on November 29, 2018