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Christus Vivit at Northern Blossom Flower Farm

September 7, 2019
Christus Vivit

I missed Carmel Youth last August because of a supposed trip to Kaparkan Falls in Abra. They discussed Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation released March, 2019, addressed to everyone especially the youth entitled “Christus Vivit“. I spent some days reading this piece and inspired by Pope Francis’ teachings and the beauty I saw at Northern Blossom Flower Farm, I’m sharing here some of the photos from our most recent trip with some quotable quotes from Christus Vivit.

There are a lot to absorb and reflect on from this post-synodal apostolic exhortation. It tugs my heart just as how you can just utter Glory Be upon seeing the sun rising over beautiful valleys of colorful flowers. The entire document is quotable for me and though I can’t put its entirety in this post, here is the Vatican website’s link. Northern Blossom Flower Farm travel guide is right here.

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He is the source of youth at its best. For those who trust in the Lord are “like a tree planted by water sending out its roots by the stream; it shall not fear when heat comes, and its leaves shall stay green” (Jer 17:8). While “youths shall faint and be weary” (Is 40:30), those who wait for the Lord “shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint” (Is 40:31). #114 Christus Vivit
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Christ himself is our great light of hope and our guide in the night, for he is the “bright morning star” (Rev 22:16). #33 Christus Vivit
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Christ is alive and he wants you to be alive! #1 Christus Vivit
He is in you, he is with you and he never abandons you. However far you may wander, he is always there, the Risen One. He calls you and he waits for you to return to him and start over again. When you feel you are growing old out of sorrow, resentment or fear, doubt or failure, he will always be there to restore your strength and your hope. #2 Christus Vivit
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I remind you of the good news we received as a gift on the morning of the resurrection: that in all the dark or painful situations that we mentioned, there is a way out. #104 Christus Vivit
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As he promised: “I am with you always, to the end of the age” (Mt 28:20). He fills your life with his unseen presence; wherever you go, he will be waiting there for you. Because he did not only come in the past, but he comes to you today and every day, inviting you to set out towards ever new horizons. #125 Christus Vivit
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6. He takes nothing away from you, but instead helps you to find all that you need, and in the best possible way. Do you need love? You will not find it in dissipation, using other people, or trying to be possessive or domineering. You will find it in a way that will make you genuinely happy. #131 Christus Vivit
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7. Are you seeking powerful emotions? You will not experience them by accumulating material objects, spending money, chasing desperately after the things of this world. They will come, and in a much more beautiful and meaningful way, if you let yourself be prompted by the Holy Spirit. #131 Christus Vivit
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Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything” #132 Christus Vivit
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While “youths shall faint and be weary” (Is 40:30), those who wait for the Lord “shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint” (Is 40:31). #133 Christus Vivit
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The true God, who loves you, wants you to be happy. #145 Christus Vivit
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He is the source of youth at its best. For those who trust in the Lord are “like a tree planted by water sending out its roots by the stream; it shall not fear when heat comes, and its leaves shall stay green” (Jer 17:8). #133 Christus Vivit
Northern BLossom Flower Farm Benguet
Or he lets us know that he sees in us a beauty that no one else can see: “For you are precious in my sight, and honoured, and I love you” (Is 43:4). #114 Christus Vivit

Some of these photos also appeared in a few posts from The Lord is My Chef. Follow this blog for your daily source of reflection, prayers, songs, and inspiration.

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