Loading
Argentinean cardinal recalls that consecrated life bears witness to love of Christ

.- The Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, thanked the members of the consecrated life living in his archdiocese for their work and described them as “bridges to God” for all they meet.

In a letter for the Day of Consecrated Life, which will be held on September 8, Cardinal Bergoglio said that without consecrated men and women, “Life would be much poorer because they are a great sign of gratitude and love in a culture that runs the risk of drowning in the whirlpool of that which is fleeting, functional, self-referential.”

“The consecrated life bears witness to and strongly proclaims that God and man mutually seek one another, that love attracts them.  The consecrated person, by merely living and bearing witness to his consecration, is a bridge to God for all those who come into contact with him.  He reminds them of God and points to Him.”

“The consecrated life bears witness to unconditional love that leads one to lose his own life in response to the overabundance of love that the Lord showed us first, by giving His life for us.  Consequently, because of this deep awareness of being people who have been saved, you all are called especially to be witnesses of the mercy of the Lord.  The consecrated life is a school of the humble recognition of poverty and of trust in the mercy of God,” the cardinal said.


Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

A state without territory elects new government
A state without territory elects new government
The renewal of the Legionaries of Christ
Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Synod on the Family October 2014
Preferential option for the poor
God is alive, even in sport
'A forbidden God' named Best Film at the International Catholic Film Festival
Vatican backs a 'Pause for Peace' during World Cup final
The effects of religious violence in Sarajevo 
The origin of Corpus Christi 
Corpus Christi at the Vatican 
Homage to an Indian Cardinal
Train of the Child's Light
New book explaining gestures of the Mass
Encounter between Pope Francis and the Charismatic Renewal in the Spirit Movement.
Religious tensions subside amid Balkan floods
John Paul II Center for Studies on Marriage and Family
Saint John Paul II on cartoon
Syrian Christian refugees
Papal Foundation Pilgrimage
Jul
24

Liturgical Calendar

July 24, 2014

Thursday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 13:10-17

Gospel
Date
07/24/14
07/23/14
07/20/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Jer 2: 1-3, 7-8, 12-13
Gospel:: Mt 13: 10-17

Saint of the Day

St. Charbel Makhlouf »

Saint
Date
07/23/14

Homily of the Day

Mt 13:10-17

Homily
Date
07/24/14
07/23/14
07/21/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: