"There is a need for young people who will allow God's love to burn within them and who will respond generously to His urgent call." Pope Benedict XVI
The Pope's Call
SPIRITUS was born out of World Youth Day when Pope Benedict XVI called young adults as he stated, "I assure you that the Spirit of Jesus today is inviting you young people to be bearers of the good news of Jesus to your contemporaries."
He also stated, "The Spirit wishes, particularly through you young people, to stir up the wind and fire of a New Pentecost in the world,." which are words that SPIRITUS lives by as we strive to carry out our mission. Please read Pope Benedict XVI's World Youth Day 2008 speech here.
At World Youth Day 2013, Pope Benedict XVI again called young Catholics into the mission of the Church, urging them to "Go and make disciples" Read his full message from that day here.
Pope Francis continues this call to go out, "In virtue of their baptism, all the members of the People of God have become missionary disciples (cf. Mt 28:19). . . we no longer say that we are “disciples” and “missionaries”, but rather that we are always “missionary disciples.” (no. 120) Read his full message here.
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“ My experience with SPIRITUS has boosted my own spiritual life along with increasing a desire for other people to know God.”
— Mark, Teams 2, 3 & 4