Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Quote of the day

"[T]he orders and congregations with a long tradition in the Church [have suffered a] difficult crisis due to the aging of members, a more or less accentuated fall in vocations and, sometimes, a spiritual and charismatic 'weariness.'

"[Today, many young men and women] experience a strong religious and spiritual attraction, but are only willing to listen to and follow those who give coherent witness to their adherence to Christ.

"It is interesting to note that those institutes that have conserved and chosen a state of life that is often austere and faithful to the Gospel lived 'sine glossa' have a wealth of vocations."

— Pope Benedict XVI