Mary and the Generous Courage of Faith

The Virgin Mary, model of every vocation, did not fear to utter her “fiat” in response to the Lord’s call. She is at our side and she guides us. With the generous courage born of faith, Mary sang the joy of leaving herself behind entrusting to God the plans she had for her life. Let us turn to her, so that we may be completely open to what God has planned for each one of us, and so that we can grow in the desire to go out with tender concern towards others. (HOLY FATHER’S MESSAGE ON 52ND WORLD DAY OF PRAYERS FOR VOCATIONS)

Let’s let the Virgin Mary and the words the Holy Father Francis gave us in his message on the Day of Prayers for Vocation lead us now that we’re getting in May and during this year dedicated to the consecrated life.

Courage, joy, openness, concern. Through these words the Holy Father outlines the features of Mary’s vocation. They are the fundamental features of each vocation, the features of each Christian journey. At the same time these are also the gifts we need to ask God while looking at Her – the Mother of the Redeemer that with her “fiat” changed the history of the world.


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