Fostering Religious Vocations
Novenski, Mary Angela O.S.M.
Catholicism , Catholic Church--Vocation , Education
Well, I say to you, lift up your eyes and behold that the fields are already white for the harvest. |In the natural sphere, the period following a storm is marked with serenity and beauty. At no other portion of time does the radiance of the sun, the whiteness of the clouds, or the verdancy of the trees and grass appear to such great advantage. May it not be that dissimilarity lends potency and charm to the beauty of nature, making it utterly impossible for one to view it with indifference? |In a similar way, the pronounced contrast between the upheaval present in the world and the tranquility and joy of life in the religious state, causes religious to recognize their stupendous good fortune. Likewise does this difference impel them to portray vividly to those whom they may contact the beauty of the religious life and the drastic need in the world for a greater number of religious.
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