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Papal encouragement for Fraternity of St. Charles Borromeo

Catholic World News - February 14, 2011

Pope Benedict XVI met on February 12 with priests and seminarians from the Fraternity of St. Charles Borromeo, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and told them that “the presence of priestly vocations is a sure sign of the authenticity and vitality of a Christian community.” The Holy Father offered his thanks to the members of the Fraternity, especially those engaged in the work of priestly formation. He then spoke about the importance of a strong community life, saying that fraternal life is a guard against solitude only if it is “understood and experienced as a journey in which to immerse oneself in the reality of communion.”

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