May 20th 2019


Christus Vivit, ‘Christ is Alive’ is the recent Apostolic Exhortation from Pope Francis to Christian young People and to the Entire People of God. It aims to remind the young of certain convictions born of our faith, and at the same time to encourage growth in holiness and in commitment of personal vocation (paragraph 3). It gives encouragement on following what is important on life’s journey.
The following is a quote from paragraph 223
“ makes us raise questions, keeps us from being anesthetised by banality, and impels us to pursue meaning in life. We need to reclaim our right not to be sidetracked by the many sirens that nowadays distract from this pursuit……….This, then, is your great challenge: to respond to the crippling refrains of cultural consumerism with thoughtful and firm decisions, with research, knowledge and sharing".