Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Bishop Mark Davies (Diocese of Shrewsbury, UK) visit to the Holy Land for Year of Faith

Bishop Mark Davies of the Shrewsbury Diocese in the UK is a deeply prayerful and humble Bishop whose words are always worth hearing and his deep love for the Church and for his people are very evident in his work and words.  May Our Lord Jesus Christ continue to bless him in his life and work and Our Lady Mother of the Church protect him always.    

This is a section of his homily from Nazareth below; 

'The Year of Faith which has brought us together to the Holy Land is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council and the 20th Anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. At the heart of the Council’s call to us is the repeated, and too often neglected, call to holiness in each one of our lives. Holiness, becoming a saint, is not the goal for a few Christians, the Council reminded us, those who have made religious vows or received the grace of ordination: it must be the goal of every Christian life. “All Christians in any state of life,” the Pope and Bishops wanted to remind us half a century ago “are called to the fullness of Christian life and to the perfection of charity” (Lumen Gentium n. 40). It is a universal call without exception, “all the faithful are invited and obliged to holiness and the perfection of their state in life” (Lumen Gentium n. 42).'

The above is taken from the Homily of Bishop Mark Davies on their Diocesan Year of Faith visit to the Holy Land.  He is speaking here in Nazareth.... you can read the full text of his homily here; Diocese of Shrewsbury - Homily by Bishop Mark Davies in Nazareth

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