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   April 2013 VISION E-Vocation Newsletter 

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Make no little plans

swim-against-the-tide.jpgIN HIS WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS ADDRESS earlier this month, Pope Francis asked the young people in the crowd: Have you sometimes heard the Lord's voice, in a desire, in a worry, did he invite you to follow him more closely? . . . Have you wanted to be apostles of Jesus?  . . . Ask Jesus what he wants of you and be brave! Be brave! Ask him this!

Then at a Confirmation ceremony this past Sunday, Francis told the confirmants: "Remain steadfast in the journey of faith. Listen carefully, young people, swim against the tide; it's good for the heart, but it takes courage."

The Pope's repeated appeals for bravery and courage serve as reminders to all of us that Christian discipleship requires hard choices and selfless acts. "We Christians weren't chosen by the Lord to do little things," says Pope Francis.



Be brave: Swim against the tide




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Vocations are born in prayer and from prayer; and only through prayer can they persevere and bear fruit.
--Pope Francis

AS WE ENTER THE MARIAN MONTH, call on Mary--who never failed to hear and respond to God's call--to help you as determine the path of discipleship that is right for you.





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