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Pope's Final WYD Homily: 'You Will Receive Power!'
Catholic Online ^ | 7/20/08

Posted on 07/20/2008 6:12:31 AM PDT by tcg

In these days I too have come, as the Successor of Saint Peter, to this magnificent land of Australia. I have come to confirm you, my young brothers and sisters, in your faith and to encourage you to open your hearts to the power of Christ's Spirit and the richness of his gifts. I pray that this great assembly, which unites young people "from every nation under heaven" (cf. Acts 2:5), will be a new Upper Room.

May the fire of God's love descend to fill your hearts, unite you ever more fully to the Lord and his Church, and send you forth, a new generation of apostles, to bring the world to Christ! "You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you". These words of the Risen Lord have a special meaning for those young people who will be confirmed, sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit, at today's Mass.

But they are also addressed to each of us - to all those who have received the Spirit's gift of reconciliation and new life at Baptism, who have welcomed him into their hearts as their helper and guide at Confirmation, and who daily grow in his gifts of grace through the Holy Eucharist. ...

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TOPICS: Current Events; Ministry/Outreach; Theology; Worship
KEYWORDS: catholic; evangelization; missions; pope; wyd
Pope Benedict is heralding a New Christian Missionary Age and is commissioning the youth of the Church to lead it!
1 posted on 07/20/2008 6:12:32 AM PDT by tcg
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“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you”. Acts 1:8

A strong message to a new generation...

2 posted on 07/20/2008 9:55:28 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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