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Believing in Charity calls forth Charity

Believing in Charity calls forth Charity LENT 2013 Message of His Holiness Benedict XVI for Lent 2013  “Believing in charity calls forth charity” “We have come to know and to believe in the love God has for us” (1 Jn 4:16) Dear Brothers and Sisters, The celebration of...

Time Spent in the Desert Can Be Transformed Into a Time of Grace

Time Spent in the Desert Can Be Transformed Into a Time of Grace LENT 2012 A catechesis on the liturgical season of Lent that Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI gave during the general audience held in the Paul VI Hall on February 22, 2012. DEAR brothers and sisters, In this...

Message of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI for Lent 2012

Message of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI for Lent 2012 LENT 2012 “Let us be concerned for each other,to stir a response in love and good works” (Heb 10:24) Dear Brothers and Sisters, The Lenten season offers us once again an opportunity to reflect upon the very heart...

Message of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI for Lent 2011

The Lenten period, which leads us to the celebration of Holy Easter, is for the Church a most valuable and important liturgical time, in view of which I am pleased to offer a specific word in order that it may be lived with due diligence.

Message of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI for Lent 2010

Message of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI for Lent 2010 LENT 2010 “The justice of God has been manifested through faith in Jesus Christ” (cf. Rm 3, 21-22) Dear Brothers and Sisters! Each year, on the occasion of Lent, the Church invites us to a sincere review of our...

Message of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI for Lent 2008

Message of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI for Lent 2008 LENT 2008 “Jesus, at the sight of the crowds, was moved with pity” (Mt 9:36) Dear Brothers and Sisters! 1. Each year, Lent offers us a providential opportunity to deepen the meaning and value of our Christian...

Message of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI for Lent 2007

“They shall look on him whom they have pierced” (Jn 19: 37). This is the biblical theme that this year guides our Lenten reflection. Lent is a favourable time to learn to stay with Mary and John, the beloved disciple,

Message of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI for Lent 2006

Lent is a privileged time of interior pilgrimage towards Him Who is the fount of mercy. It is a pilgrimage in which He Himself accompanies us through the desert of our poverty, sustaining us on our way towards the intense joy of Easter.

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