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Pope to Augustinians: 'Place Christ at the center of your life'
Pope Francis encourages the Primatial Council of the Confederation Canons Regular of Saint Augustine to seek the Lord in all they do, witness God’s love, and let the Gospel be their rule of life, as they open up to the future with renewed hope.
By Deborah Castellano Lubov
Place Christ at the center of your life and mission, and witness the love of God in all you do.
This was the recommendation Pope Francis gave to the Primatial Council of the Confederation Canons Regular of Saint Augustine on Friday morning in the Vatican.
The Confederation was established in 1959 by Pope St. John XXIII.
In his address, the Pope recalled that consecrated life is like water, “if it does not flow, it stagnates," and like salt, "if it loses its flavour, it becomes useless.” He also warned against isolation and self-referentiality, and encouraged religious to always work together and help each other.