Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Pope Francis' motto

Our new Pope's crest and motto have been released. The shield (above) contains symbols representing the Jesuits (top), Mary (the star) and St Joseph (the buds of a spikenard flower, bottom right).

The Pope's motto is very interesting - "having mercy, he called him". It's taken from a commentary on Christ's calling of St Matthew. The relevance of this to those who are discerning a religious vocation is striking. It's also very encouraging and is providing much food for thought for those of us working in the world of vocations promotion and direction...

I'm really looking forward to learning more about, and hearing more from, our new Pope.

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