Pontifical Work for Ecclesiastical Vocations…

…judges Francis’ idea that sin forms a part of religious life

  • Mary is the perfectly realized image of a woman

Mary, finally, is the perfectly realised image of woman, the perfect synthesis of the feminine genius and the fantasy of the Spirit, who in her finds and chooses His spouse, the virgin mother of God and man, daughter of the Most High and mother of all the living. (Pontifical Work for Ecclesiastical Vocations, Final Document of the Congress on Vocation to the Priesthood and to Consecrated Life in Europe, no. 23, January 6, 1998)