These aspects of Jesus’ life can prove inspiring for all those young people who are developing and preparing to take up their mission in life: This involves growing in a relationship with the Father, in awareness of being part of a family and a people, and in openness to being filled with the Holy Spirit and led to carry out the mission God gives them, their personal vocation. None of this should be overlooked in pastoral work with young people, lest we create projects that isolate young people from their family and the larger community, or turn them into a select few, protected from all contamination. Rather, we need projects that can strengthen them, accompany them and impel them to encounter others, to engage in generous service, in mission. (Christus vivit, n 30)
We pray with Brother Gabriel
God our Father,
you made Brother Gabriel Taborin
feel an intense compassion for humanity’s shortcomings,
and of the culture of its time,
especially in children and young people,
and through your Spirit,
you gave him an educational charism to build man up,
in his social, religious and social dimension,
according to the Gospel;
give us the strength to continue his action today,
with the help of Mary and Joseph, educators of Jesus, your Son,
who at Nazareth grew in age, wisdom and grace.
We ask you, Father,
for the Beatification of Venerable Brother Gabriel Taborin,
and for your intercession, the graces we ask for (……).
Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.