DAILY CATHOLIC     TUESDAY     September 1, 1998     vol. 9, no. 171

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          CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (CWNews.com) - Pope John Paul II offered advice on Sunday for workers or students who may be feeling down at the end of their summer vacations.

          The Holy Father, looking relaxed and jovial in the midst of his own month-long vacation, addressed pilgrims at his summer residence outside Rome. "I try to imagine what passes through the spirit of one who comes back after a period of relaxation, perhaps long desired and now already over," he said, adding that some people often dread "daily reality, with its concreteness, its problems, its heaviness."

          But he also offered a cure. "All this can also be depressing. But there's an antidote against depression," the Holy Father said. "Keep in your heart a great ideal, of authentic values which give sense to your own life." The Pope's own vacation ends in mid-September.

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September 1, 1998       volume 9, no. 171


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