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God calls each member of the faithful, Pope reminds Rome's seminarians

Catholic World News - March 07, 2011

"The Lord has called each of us; each is called by name,” Pope Benedict XVI said during a March 4 visit to Rome’s major seminary.

The Pope offered a meditation on the theme of vocation as he made his annual visit to the seminary on the feast of its patroness, Our Lady of Trust. He told the seminarians that "the call of God is also a call in community, an ecclesial call.” Each member of the Church receives his own particular call from God, the Pontiff said, as the Holy Spirit forms different people for different roles and thus “creates the body and unites us as a single body.” Accepting one’s vocation, then, means “accepting the corporeity of His Church, of the Spirit which is incarnated in the body.”

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