JENS NOWOTNY: A Devoted Lay Person of the Roman Catholic Church

"I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall never be hungry, and those who believes in me shall never be thirsty."
John 6:35

Jens Nowotny, a Roman Catholic, have been a lay person before his time of his career as a professional footballer. Although he was a captain of Bayer Leverkusen 04, he attends Holy Mass (perhaps at the Cologne Cathedral) together with his family and we know he is the busiest player because of his position on that German club. Indeed, his wife is a very religious person. He encourages his co-players to give time to God like praying, reading the Bible and attending the Holy Mass. Even at Zagreb, Croatia, he never neglects to attenc when he became a part of Dinamo Zagreb. Perhaps, he had seen the young people participating the Pilgrimage of Trust on Earth organized by Taizé Community last 2006 at that place. Most of the participants are from the youth. When it comes to interview, he also uses biblical passage as his reference for sharing a moral lessons.

Even he is retired from his career, he is still serving God. He is still an active lay person by means of sharing his knowledge on football to make the people happy especially from the youth and promote peace and order.

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