Vatican, 01 December, 2022 / 1:27 pm (ACI Africa).
Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of December is for volunteer not-for-profit organizations.
“The world needs volunteers and organizations committed to seeking the common good,” the Holy Father said in a video appeal released Dec. 1.
“This is a word that many today would like to erase: ‘commitment.’ And the world needs volunteers who commit to the common good,” he said.
The pontiff called volunteers who work with not-for-profit organizations “artisans for mercy.”
“Being a volunteer who helps others is a choice that makes us free; it opens us to other people’s needs — to the demands of justice, to the defense of the poor, to the care of creation. It means being artisans of mercy: with our hands, with our eyes, with our attentive ears, with our closeness.”