YOUNG PEOPLE AND DISCERNMENT
The Pope’s prayer intention for May begins a series of three videos dedicated to the family
(Vatican City, April 27th, 2022) – The fifth Pope Video for 2022 is going to be published with a new prayer intention that Pope Francis is entrusting to the entire Catholic Church through the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network. The Holy Father invites us to pray “for all young people, called to live life to the fullest; may they see in Mary’s life the way to listen, the depth of discernment, the courage that faith generates, and the dedication to service.”
This month of May begins the first chapter of a series of Pope Videos dedicated to the family and created in collaboration with the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life. It begins by praying for young people and will end by focusing on the elderly in July. In between, June will be dedicated to families, who should build bridges between generations.
In this way, the Pope’s prayer intentions will coincide with various events to which the Church invites us: in June the World meeting of Families will take place in Rome, and in July the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly will be celebrated. The next World Youth Day will be held from August 1 to 6 in 2023.
In this video, the Pope presents the Virgin Mary as a model, to whom the Church traditionally dedicates the month of May. He highlights “her courage, the way she knew how to listen, and her dedication to service.” However, to follow her example, Francis goes on to tell young people that they “need to discern and discover what Jesus wants from you.”