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Fidelity to charismatic roots ensures more effective apostolate, says Pope

.- Pope John Paul II, receiving participants in the general chapter of the Congregation of St. Elizabeth, told them that the fidelity to their founding charism ensures them of a more effective apostolate. The Pope recalled that their founders, Clara Wolf, Matilde and Maria Merkert and Francesca Werner, inspired by the example of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, patroness of the congregation, "were completely dedicated to the poor and needy, while contemplating the Redeemer's face.”

He recalled that the congregation has grown considerably since it’s birth in the 1800’s and reminded the congregation that "your apostolate will be much more effective if you stay close to your charismatic roots. While cultivating an intense prayer life and listening to God,” he said, “it will be easier for you to ensure not only material help but also spiritual consolation to your brothers and sisters in need."

In concluding the Pope said that in order "to respond with 'creative fidelity' to the challenges of modern society we must start again from Christ and bear witness, in a simple and concrete way, to His merciful love for everyone, especially those on the margins of society, who are 'defeated' by life."


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Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Priest

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