On Thursday evening, September 24, 2015, Pope Francis prayed Vespers at the newly restored and repaired St. Patrick's Cathedral.
Special highlights included:
- Pope Francis encouraged us to find a vocation with meaning that leads us down a path of service, " A grateful heart is spontaneously impelled to serve the Lord and to find expression in a life of commitment to our work.
- Pope Francis sent his love to religious women, who help define and serve the Church. "In a special way, I would like to express my esteem and gratitude to the religious women of the United States. What would the church be without you?"
- Cardinal Dolan said to Pope Francis at St. Patricks Cathedral, “ Once you entered those famous doors on 5th Ave, you became an official New Yorker ”