True Christianity embraces the cross because it is the way of Christ.
Diocese of Rockville Centre joins Holy Father in Day of Prayer on Saturday, Sept. 7
The narrow path to meet Christ is through his wounds, found in his wounded brethren, the pope said.
“Behind and before every vocation to the priesthood or consecrated life,” he said, “there is always strong and intense prayer from someone: a grandmother, a grandfather, a mother, a father, a community ... .”
“Without grace we can do nothing, and with the grace of Baptism and Holy Communion, we can become an instrument of God's mercy.”