In June 2019, Pope Francis asks the faithful to draw near to one of the many parish priests who work in our communities. He asks us to reflect on a series of questions:
What gives meaning to his life?
Whom does he serve?
Why does he give so much of himself?
The answer of course is Jesus Christ who is the center of his life, the one whom he wants to imitate in his lifestyle. It’s not easy, Pope Francis reminds us, to live “Gospel simplicity,” understanding and doing all things under the sign of mercy, near to those who are poorest.
Here is his prayerful reflection, which you can view and listen to by clicking on the image below:
“I would like to ask you to look at the priests who work in our communities.
They are not perfect, but many give it their all until the very end, offering themselves with humility and joy.
They are priests who are close to the people, ready to work hard for everyone.
Let us be thankful for their example and testimony.
Let us pray that priests, through the modesty and humility of their lives, commit themselves actively to solidarity with those who are most poor.”
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