On The Call to Holiness in Today’s World -Gaudete et Exsultate by Francis
In his third apostolic exhortation, Pope Francis re-proposes the call to holiness in a practical way for our time. Pope Francis speaks directly to your heart, challenging you with a fresh approach to the holiness that is the hallmark of the saints, and at the same time reachable for all of us. "I like to contemplate the holiness present in the patience of God's people: in those parents who raise their children with immense love, in those men and women who work hard to support their families, in the sick, in elderly religious who never lose their smile. In their daily perseverance I see the holiness of the Church militant. Very often it is a holiness found in our next-door neighbors, those who, living in our midst, reflect God's presence. We might call them 'the middle class of holiness'" (no. 7). You will find yourself encouraged and supported by his witty and insightful advice, and you'll be encouraged by this assurance that in holiness we will find our true happiness.