31 May 2008
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25 May 2008
On this Solemnity of Corpus Christi, may we be reminded of the way He offered Himself, that we come to share in His nature. We must never lose sight of the inexplicable immensity of the Mass, where, as the Servant of God Mother Marie William MacGregor once said, "Divinity comes to nestle in your humanity."
Take to heart the words of St. Augustine:
Become what you eat; receive what you are.
22 May 2008
11 May 2008
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05 May 2008
My dear friends, this is also your mission: bring the Gospel to all; so that all may experience the joy of Christ and that there may be great Joy in every city. What could be more beautiful than this? What could be greater, what could create greater enthusiasm, than cooperating to spread the Word of Life, to communicate the living water of the Holy Spirit? Announce and witness this joy: this is the very heart of your mission, my dear deacons who will soon be priests. The apostle Paul calls the ministers of the Gospel “servants of joy”. In his second letter he writes to the Christians of Corinth: “Not that we lord it over your faith; rather, we work together for your joy, for you stand firm in the faith”. These are words destined for every priest. In order to be collaborators in the joy of others, in a world that is often sad and negative, the fire of the Gospel must burn brightly within each of you, the joy of the Lord must live in you. Only then will you be messengers of this joy, only then will you bring it to all, especially those who are sad and disillusioned.
~Pope Benedict XVI