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Stay Awake for You Know Neither the Day nor the Hour - Perspectives Daily

November 13, 2017
Last week, on a special edition of Perspectives Daily, we had the executive members of the National Religious Vocations Conference join us in our studio to discuss the question of the growth of religious vocations in the Church. Today, I have the Marketing and Publication executives from the NRVA here, to talk to us about the challenges and the tools used to promote religious vocations.
We'll get to that in a moment. First, let's have a quick look at the Pope’s message during his Angelus address to the crowds that gathered yesterday at St. Peter’s Square.
Pope Francis told the faithful, that in order to enter the Kingdom of Heaven, we must be ready to meet with the Lord and, that it is not sufficient to lead a life of faith. A Christian must also be fueled by charity.
Recalling the parable of the ten virgins the Pope said, "One must not wait for the last moment of our lives to co-operate with God’s grace. You must do it now." Quoting from the liturgical reading, in which the Lord said to the foolish virgins: Stay awake for you know neither the day nor the hour, the Pope explained, that when Jesus is telling us that ‘staying awake’, it does not mean only not to fall asleep. Rather, it is a warning to be prepared.
In other news from Rome today, the Pope received the participants from a major international symposium that brought together experts, activists, politicians, and thought leaders to explore the possibilities for achieving nuclear disarmament in the 21st century. He told them explicitly that a world without weapons is possible. Have a look.
Last week, we had the executive members of the National Religious Vocations Conference join us in our studio to discuss the question of the growth of religious vocations in the Church. Today, in the studio, I have the Marketing and Publication executives from the NRVC to talk to us about what it means to promote Religious vocations in a world dominated by secular marketing messages of consumerism.

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