Reflections on Pope Benedict XVI’s UK visit in September 2010 have dwelt on the many powerful images of bright sunshine, large cheering crowds, joyful young people, beautiful celebrations of faith and the humble eloquence of the Holy Father’s unfailing witness to Jesus Christ. Once these images and memories have faded, what will remain? How will each of us respond to the encouragement and challenges offered to us in the Holy Father’s words? How can parents, teachers and parishes work together to sustain the powerful impression which the Pope made on young people?
This document – “Strive to be worthy” – highlights six themes which the Holy Father addressed to young people and to all who share responsibility for their education and formation. It outlines the plans of groups who are responsible for Catholic education in Scotland. Above all, it is designed to stimulate your own thinking on the contribution which you can make to the flourishing of education and faith in our country.
Copies of this document have been distributed to schools and parishes across Scotland. It can also be downloaded, using the link below.