The Address of His Eminence Robert Cardinal Sarah to the Archdiocese of Baltimore

May 18, 2022 | By His Eminence Robert Cardinal Sarah


Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
It is an honor for me to address you after the beautiful celebration earlier today marking the close of the 200th anniversary year of the Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. I was asked to speak on a number of topics from my book “God or Nothing.” I will structure my talk with a brief anecdote contained in my book. When I was in the seminary, we seminarians were required to have what were called the “3 H’s”: holiness, head knowledge, and health. Unfortunately, I did not have any of them. But by the grace of God, I have made it all the way to where I stand before you today. My health especially almost caused my expulsion from seminary. Thankfully, my Father Superior had me tested by specialists, and, after treatment, I was able to recover my strength and catch up on my studies in subsequent years.

I would like to speak to you today about the three H’s. I shall not speak about physical health. But I will address a certain aspect of spiritual health: our fidelity and our enthusiasm in our vocations as disciples of Jesus Christ. By addressing these
topics – our formation, or “head knowledge,” our pursuit of holiness, and the health of our vocations – I hope to encourage you in the specific vocation that the Lord has called you to and through which we imitate Him as His disciples.

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