Posted January 15, 2014 by FLL Editorial Team in

Pope Francis: In every generations, through baptism we are reborn to the new life of grace

(CNA/EWTN News) During his general audience on January 15, Pope Francis continued his reflections on the Sacrament of Baptism, emphasizing that we are called to use the grace we receive in order to become “missionary disciples.”

Turning to the Church in Japan as an example of how “small communities of the faithful” have survived “clandestinely for over two centuries thanks to the grace of baptism,” the pontiff expressed his hope that their example would “help us to appreciate more fully the profound mystical, communitarian and missionary dimensions of our baptism.”

“In every generation, through baptism, we are reborn to the new life of grace and called to be witnesses of the Gospel before the world… Grace is transmitted through the baptismal fountain and the People of God walks in time, disseminating God’s blessing.”

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