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St. John Paul II: Open your hearts with confidence to Christ!

MESSAGE OF POPE JOHN PAUL II FOR THE XXXIV WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS (1996)

It is above all you young people whom I would like to address now: Christ needs you to carry out his plan of salvation! Christ needs your youth and your generous enthusiasm to proclaim the Gospel! Respond to this call by giving your lives to him and to your brothers and sisters. Trust in Christ. He will not disappoint your hopes or your projects; on the contrary, he will fill them with meaning and joy. He said: “I am the way, the truth and the life” (Jn 14:6).

Open your hearts with confidence to Christ. Let his presence be strengthened in you by listening daily, imbued with adoration, to the Sacred Scriptures, which constitute the book of life and of fulfilled vocations.