Pope Francis has dedicated this year (Nov 30, 2014 – Feb 2, 2016) to the vocation of consecrated life in the Church. He has invited the entire Church to come to a deeper appreciation of the charisms of sainted founders/foundresses and to draw closer to Religious in their lives of prayer and ministry.
Pope Francis urges us to be "experts in communion"
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Jesus never stops looking at us with love. Thus, it is always possible for us to be forgiven, no matter what our sins may be. His pierced heart is the fount of forgiveness. By the power of the Holy Spirit, the Crucified and Risen Lord, in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, continually offers us pardon and hope. Thus, in making a worthy confession, we find peace in the embrace of God’s mercy.
For some time, I have wanted to write to you. I congratulate you on taking the path through higher studies to knowledge and wisdom. Whether you are moving toward a career in medicine, law or any other profession or whether you are seeking to learn a trade that serves the common good, all education is a gift.