30 October 2012

From Sr. Joanne, re a member of the Don Bosco Salesians

After introducing Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga of Tegucigalpa, a member of the Don Bosco Salesians yesterday, I am offering another quotation from the article about him in the Fall 2012 issue of The Holy Land Review.

When asked about his expectations for World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro in 2013, the cardinal replied: 
These are brilliant, formidable initiatives!  There are many who criticize these because they only see the surface, the spectacular aspect, and they don't see the deep effects stimulated by these great catechetical events.  In Spain, for example, there were 400,000 youths who after the event became apostles.  And this for me is an authentic catholicity.  It is a universal dimension which caused these youths, who had little idea of the Gospel, to become inspired and united by Christian ideals, open to other cultures , other nations, desirous of living in the faith.

Sr. Joanne Gonter, VHM

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