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The saints show that real people can be holy, Pope Francis says



Pope Francis May 15, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.



FollowBy Hannah Brockhaus

Vatican City, Nov 1, 2019 / 05:45 am (CNA).- The saints were real people whose strength to face daily challenges came from the grace of Jesus Christ, showing that everyone can be holy, Pope Francis said Friday on the Feast of All Saints Day.

“The saints of all times, which we all celebrate together today, are not simply symbols, distant human beings, unreachable,” he said Nov. 1.

“On the contrary, they are people who have lived with their feet on the ground,” he said. “They have experienced the daily toil of existence with its successes and its failures, finding in the Lord the strength to always get up and continue the journey.”

The saints demonstrate that holiness is not achieved alone, he said, but “is the fruit of the grace of God and of our free response to it.”

Pope Francis spoke about holiness in a message before the Angelus, which he led in honor of the Solemnity of All Saints. He stated that holiness is not only a gift from God, it is the “common vocation of the disciples of Christ.”

He explained that responding to God’s call to be holy, and accepting the gift of his grace, means taking “a serious and daily commitment to sanctification in the conditions, duties and circumstances of our life, trying to live everything with love and with charity.”

The Church, he said, has many examples of how to live with charity, both in the canonized saints in heaven as well as those who live in one’s community and are witnesses of holiness “next door.”

Holiness, the pope said, “is the path of fullness that every Christian is called to follow in the faith, proceeding towards the final goal: the definitive communion with God in eternal life.”

He said part of holiness is becoming more and more aware of being “grafted onto Christ” and the union of vine and branches. “Then, holiness is living in full communion with God,

The news letter Comes out every third Sunday of the month and is distributed free of charge. KKRA newsletter is a magazine for Kigezi Kampala Residents Association.

This association has people who belong to Kabale Diocese. Kabale Diocese has four districts namely; Kabale, Rukungiri, Kanungu and Kisoro. KKRA is the 29th parish of the diocese and it has people who reside in Kampala and surrounding areas namely; Entebbe, Mukono, and others. The H/Q for the diocese are at Rushoroza in Kabale district its head is BISHOP CALIIST RUBARAMIRA. The magazine mainly covers activities of KKRA parish plus activities back home.

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[06/18/16]   Dont miss Mass tomorrow Sunday 19th June 2016. Nyakibale Deneary will be animating

[11/11/15]   Ladies and gentlemen, mass is this Sunday 15.11.15. Dont miss attend in Big numbers

[01/14/15]   January Newsletter
We are working on this month's news letter. Any thing you feel we should include?
Kindly in box or email me.
Thanx

[09/20/14]   KKRA News letter for September. Enjoy photos for the Kabale Diocese Synod

[10/02/13]   Stories to Expect in the news letter of 20.102013
- The map to our HOME IN NAMUGONGO
-Interesting articles from Fr.Luciano and Dr.Peter Turyakira
-Please send me more stories and articles on [email protected]

[09/21/13]   The Sunday of 20.10.2013 will be thanks giving for OBs but not OGs of St Paul Seminary, Kabale.
If you have any thing you would like us to include in the Magazine, let me know
I hope all the OBs are aware of that Sunday

[09/16/13]   KKRA News letter September issue out. Please endeavor to get your copy from our offices at Ambassador House. We have started on the October issue, so if you have any article, advert or comments, kindly post them here or email them at [email protected] or [email protected].
Thank you and God bless you

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