Category Archives: Pope Benedict XVI

Breaking News: Pope Benedict Will Retire

My husband broke the news as he handed me coffee.  From Vatican Radio: Pope Benedict XVI on Monday said he plans on resigning the papal office on February 28th. Below please find his announcement. Full text of Pope’s declaration I … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Pope Benedict!

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The Silence of Jesus

The Pope has given us much to ponder on our desert journey. His recent catechesis focused on the importance of silence. Excerpt: This principle that without silence we neither hear nor listen nor receive the word _ applies above all … Continue reading

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Even in the Darkness God is Near

Zenit has the translation of yesterday’s general audience.  The Pope continued his school of  prayer with a reflection on Psalm 3. He concludes by reminding  us that God always answers our prayers: “Dear brothers and sisters, Psalm 3 presents us … Continue reading

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Homily of Pope Benedict on the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

It is also the 60th anniversary of his ordination to the Priesthood.  Ad Multos Annos Benedictus XVI. Homily of Pope Benedict XVI on the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul Saint Peter’s Basilica, 29 June 2011 Dear Brothers and Sisters, … Continue reading

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God is Searching for Me. Do I want Him to find Me?

Pope Benedict gave a beautiful Homily at today’s Chrism Mass. H/T to Rocco  Palmer of  Whispers in the Loggia. Excerpt: In today’s liturgy, three oils are blessed, as I mentioned earlier. They express three essential dimensions of the Christian life … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict’s Three Step Plan to Become a Saint

Pope Benedict reminds us that we are all called to be holy. We are all called by  Christ to become Saints. Excerpt. “What does it mean to be saints? Who is called to be a saint? Often it is thought … Continue reading

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