Pope Benedict XVI addresses young women religious at World Youth Day on August 20th. May his words inspire us to remain rooted in the Word of God and to be His witnesses throughout the world. May many more young women have courage to respond generously with their lives to give all to follow the One Who loves them so much.
Some quotes from the Holy Father: It is not by accident that consecrated life is born from hearing the word of God and embracing the Gospel as its rule of life.
In a world of relativism and mediocrity, we need that radicalism to which your consecration, as a way of belonging to the God who is loved above all things, bears witness.
Dear Sisters, this is the witness of holiness to which God is calling you, as you follow Jesus Christ closely and unconditionally in consecration, communion and mission. The Church needs your youthful fidelity, rooted and built up in Christ. Thank you for your generous, total and perpetual "yes" to the call of the Loved One. I pray that the Virgin Mary may sustain and accompany your consecrated youth, with the lively desire that it will challenge, nourish and illumine all young people.
We are a Catholic religious congregation of about 125 strong in the United States and about 1300 worldwide! God has blessed us with a special mission (or charism): to make visible the Merciful Love of Christ in our service.