Norbert Klemens Strotmann Hoppe
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- Missionaries with most success are not the most learned but the ones who use the Rosary as means for Mission. In my diocese many people have little technical knowledge but they pray and so they evangelise with the Rosary and they are the ones whose missionary work is most fruitful. Instead of speeches and explanations on spiritual themes, what people need is to experience the living God and this is only possible through prayer.
- What should be hope for the Church is actually a tremendous headache from an institutional perspective. I have witnessed many bishops here saying, "No, vocations are on the rise." They don't say the same thing about religious vocations because evidently that would be a lie as the numbers are very clear.