Saint Vincent Day: The Bishop urges faithful to “use suffering as a form of growth” like the island’s patron saint

Mindelo, Jan 23 (Inforpress) – The bishop of the Diocese of Mindelo urged the people of São Vicente to “use suffering as a form of growth” and invest in solidarity with others like Saint Vincent, whose day is celebrated.

For Dom Ildo Fortes, who celebrated this Sunday, the solemn mass at the Church of São Vicente, in the area of Monte Sossego, the faithful must on a day like this “with great joy in their hearts” thank God and all the saints, who “ they witnessed the love of Jesus Christ and found the full meaning of their lives”.

“Neither persecution nor death was enough for their lives to lose meaning”, considered the same source, to the press, urging that in today’s times of “a lot of suffering” this should be used as a “moment of great growth”.

Dom Ildo Fortes exemplified with the life of Saint Vincent a “martyr” whose suffering arose involuntarily.



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