Pope to priests: renew devotion, practice asceticism
Catholic World News - April 26, 2010
Pope Benedict XVI called all priests to "interior renewal for the sake of a stronger and more incisive witness to the Gospel in today's world" during his Sunday audience on April 25.
The Pope encouraged priests to make regular visits to the Blessed Sacrament, to practice "austere asceticism" as a means of ensuring their fidelity to the priestly mission, and to make themselves always available to their parishioners.
Taking note of the annual World Day of Prayer for Vocations, the Pontiff said that the awakening of a vocation begins with prayer. He asked parents to pray that "their children's hearts may be opening to listen to the Good Shepherd."
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