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Cardinal FiloniPrefect for the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, His Eminence Fernando Cardinal Filoni has urged Seminarians from the three Diocesan Major Seminaries to attune their own formation and priestly training to the ministry of service and prayer. Delivering his homily during the Eucharistic Celebration at Dominic’s Major Seminary in Lusaka, Zambia on Tuesday 8th November 2016, Cardinal Filoni told the students that their lives should be a life of service to the Gospel of Jesus Chris and the Church.

“A life of service to the Gospel and the Church’s mission of evangelisation is mark of the life the authentic disciples of Jesus Christ,” Cardinal Filoni said.

 

He further told Seminarians that Priesthood was supposed to be the life of self-sacrifice for the sake of the Gospel and not a life of comfort. “If you want to live a comfortable life, it is not necessary to be a priest. You can do any other thing in life,” Cardinal noted.

 

“If we think this is not for us, Jesus says he can give us another vocation in life. The vastness of missionary work urges me to invite you not to limit yourselves to a little project or little desire of comfortable life rather have the courage to fully offer yourselves the best years of your life in full availability to the bishop, the poor and the marginalised,” Cardinal Filoni told Seminarians.

 

Cardinal Filoni also urged Seminarians to take prayer life seriously.
“In order to live the vocation of a generous service to God and to his people as a priest of Jesus Christ, we must be grounded in prayer,” His Eminence said.   Cardinal further added: “If you do not have a deep spirituality, everything you can do; everything you will do will be lost.  The roots of our priestly life are prayer and spirituality”.

 

His Eminence said that the Church in Zambia needs priests who are chaste, generous and not scandalous.   
“We need for the Church in Zambia wonderful, generous and engaged priests. Do you want to be this? If you don’t want, you are free as a good Christian to serve the Church. But please don’t make scandals. Scandals destroy our lives,” Cardinal Filoni said.

 

The Cardinal expressed joy that the Church in Zambia has become more local with the flourishing vocations to priesthood and religious life.
“It is good to see that after 125 years of evangelisation, the Church is now in your hands. All the Bishops here in Zambia are natives. Almost all the priests who work here in the Seminary are natives; the white sisters are very few”.

 

And the Cardinal has challenged Seminarians to critically ask themselves what sort of the Church they want to be in future.
“The Church is entrusted into your hands. You should ask yourselves which Church do want to have in Zambia in future?”

 

Cardinal Filon is in the country to grace the 125 years of Catholic presence in Zambia.

 

 

Prefect for the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, His Eminence Fernando Cardinal Filoni has urged Seminarians from the three Diocesan Major Seminaries to attune their own formation and priestly training to the ministry of service and prayer.

Delivering his homily during the Eucharistic Celebration at Dominic’s Major Seminary in Lusaka, Zambia on Tuesday 8th September 2016, Cardinal Filoni told the students that their lives should be a life of service to the Gospel of Jesus Chris and the Church.

“A life of service to the Gospel and the Church’s mission of evangelisation is mark of the life the authentic disciples of Jesus Christ,” Cardinal Filoni said.

He further told Seminarians that Priesthood was supposed to be the life of self-sacrifice for the sake of the Gospel and not a life of comfort. “If you want to live a comfortable life, it is not necessary to be a priest. You can do any other thing in life,” Cardinal noted.

“If we think this is not for us, Jesus says he can give us another vocation in life. The vastness of missionary work urges me to invite you not to limit yourselves to a little project or little desire of comfortable life rather have the courage to fully offer yourselves the best years of your life in full availability to the bishop, the poor and the marginalised,” Cardinal Filoni told Seminarians.

Cardinal Filoni also urged Seminarians to take prayer life seriously.
“In order to live the vocation of a generous service to God and to his people as a priest of Jesus Christ, we must be grounded in prayer,” His Eminence said.   Cardinal further added: “If you do not have a deep spirituality, everything you can do; everything you will do will be lost.  The roots of our priestly life are prayer and spirituality”.

His Eminence said that the Church in Zambia needs priests who are chaste, generous and not scandalous.   

“We need for the Church in Zambia wonderful, generous and engaged priests. Do you want to be this? If you don’t want, you are free as a good Christian to serve the Church. But please don’t make scandals. Scandals destroy our lives,” Cardinal Filoni said.

The Cardinal expressed joy that the Church in Zambia has become more local with the flourishing vocations to priesthood and religious life.

“It is good to see that after 125 years of evangelisation, the Church is now in your hands. All the Bishops here in Zambia are natives. Almost all the priests who work here in the Seminary are natives; the white sisters are very few”.

And the Cardinal has challenged Seminarians to critically ask themselves what sort of the Church they want to be in future.

“The Church is entrusted into your hands. You should ask yourselves which Church do want to have in Zambia in future?”

Cardinal Filon is in the country to grace the 125 years of Catholic presence in Zambia.

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