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  • On Psalm 136 (135)

    10/20/2011 9:47:20 PM PDT · by ELS · 2 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | October 19, 2011 | Benedict XVI
    On Psalm 136 (135) "God Is; God Is Good, and His Mercy Is Eternal" VATICAN CITY, OCT. 19, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the Italian-language catechesis Benedict XVI gave today during the general audience held in St. Peter's Square. The Pope today continued his catecheses on prayer with a reflection on Psalm 136 (135). * * * Dear brothers and sisters, Today I would like to meditate with you on a psalm that summarizes the whole of salvation history as recounted for us in the Old Testament. It is a great hymn of praise that extols the Lord...
  • On Psalm 126

    10/14/2011 8:21:16 AM PDT · by ELS · 5 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | October 12, 2011 | Benedict XVI
    On Psalm 126 "It Is Important Not to Lose the Memory of God's Presence in Our Lives" VATICAN CITY, OCT. 12, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the Italian-language catechesis Benedict XVI gave today during the general audience held in St. Peter's Square. The Pope today continued his catecheses on prayer with a reflection on Psalm 126. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, In the previous catecheses, we have meditated on a number of psalms of lament and of trust. Today, I would like to reflect with you on a notably joyous psalm, a prayer that sings with...
  • On Psalm 23

    10/06/2011 9:04:58 PM PDT · by ELS · 6 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | October 5, 2011 | Benedict XVI
    On Psalm 23 "The Nearness of God Transforms Reality, the Dark Valley Loses Its Danger" VATICAN CITY, OCT. 5, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the Italian-language catechesis Benedict XVI gave today during the general audience held in St. Peter's Square. The Pope continued his series of catecheses on prayer with a reflection on Psalm 23. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, Turning to Lord in prayer involves a radical act of trust, in the awareness that one is entrusting oneself to God who is good, "merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and...
  • On the Trip to Germany

    09/28/2011 8:51:55 PM PDT · by ELS · 5 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | September 28, 2011 | Benedict XVI
    On the Trip to Germany "Truly a Great Feast of Faith" VATICAN CITY, SEPT. 28, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the Italian-language catechesis Benedict XVI gave today during the general audience held in St. Peter's Square. The Pope reflected on his recent apostolic journey to Germany. * * * Dear brothers and sisters! As you know, last Thursday through Sunday I made a pastoral visit to Germany; and so I am delighted, as is customary, to take the opportunity of today's audience to retrace together with you the intense and splendid days passed in my homeland. I travelled...
  • On the Prayer of Psalm 22

    09/14/2011 9:22:25 PM PDT · by ELS · 7 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | September 14, 2011 | Benedict XVI
    On the Prayer of Psalm 22 "Death and Life Have Met in an Inseparable Mystery, and Life Has Triumphed" VATICAN CITY, SEPT. 14, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the Italian-language catechesis Benedict XVI gave today during the general audience held in Paul VI Hall. The Pope continued his series of catecheses on prayer, with a reflection of Psalm 22. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, In today's catechesis I would like to talk about a psalm with strong Christological implications, which continually emerges in the accounts of the Passion of Jesus with its twofold dimension of humiliation...
  • On Psalm 3

    09/07/2011 8:07:39 PM PDT · by ELS · 4 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | September 7, 2011 | Benedict XVI
    On Psalm 3 "He Listens, He Responds and He Saves According to His Ways" VATICAN CITY, SEPT. 7, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the Italian-language catechesis Benedict XVI gave today during the general audience held in St. Peter's Square. The Pope continued his series of catecheses on prayer with a reflection on Psalm 3. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, Today we return to the audiences in St. Peter's square, and in the "school of prayer" that we are experiencing together in these Wednesday catecheses, I would like to begin to meditate on some of the psalms,...
  • On Beauty as a Way to God

    09/01/2011 8:37:00 PM PDT · by ELS · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | August 31, 2011 | Benedict XVI
    On Beauty as a Way to God Art "Is Like a Door Opened to the Infinite" CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy, AUG. 31, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the Italian-language catechesis Benedict XVI gave today during the general audience. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, On several occasions in recent months, I have recalled the need for every Christian to find time for God, for prayer, amidst our many daily activities.The Lord himself offers us many opportunities to remember Him. Today, I would like to consider briefly one of these channels that can lead us to God and also...
  • On World Youth Day 2011

    08/25/2011 12:12:03 PM PDT · by ELS · 4 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | August 24, 2011 | Benedict XVI
    On World Youth Day 2011 "The Cross of Christ Gives Much More Than It Demands" CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy, AUG. 24, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the Italian-language catechesis Benedict XVI gave today during the general audience held at Castel Gandolfo. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, Today I would like to return briefly in mind and heart to the extraordinary days spent in Madrid for the XXVI World Youth Day. It was, as you know, a moving ecclesial event: approximately 2 million youth from every continent gathered for a truly exceptional experience of fraternity, of encounter with...
  • On Meditation

    08/23/2011 5:05:20 PM PDT · by ELS · 14 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | August 17, 2011 | Benedict XVI
    On Meditation "Consistency in Giving Time to God Is a Fundamental Element for Spiritual Growth" CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy, AUG. 17, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the Italian-language catechesis Benedict XVI gave today during the general audience held at the papal summer residence in Castel Gandolfo. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, We are still in the light of the Feast of the Assumption, which -- as I said -- is a feast of hope. Mary has arrived in heaven, and this is our destination: We can all reach heaven. The question is: How? Mary has arrived there,...
  • On Monastic Silence

    08/23/2011 5:12:28 AM PDT · by ELS · 5 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | August 10, 2011 | Benedict XVI
    On Monastic Silence "The Environmental Condition That Most Favors Contemplation" CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy, AUG. 13, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the Italian-language catechesis Benedict XVI gave during the Aug. 10 general audience at the Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters! In every age, men and women who have consecrated their lives to God in prayer -- such as monks and nuns -- have established their communities in places of particular beauty: in the countryside, upon the hills, in mountain valleys, by the lakeside or on the seashore, or even on little islands....
  • General Audience of Pope Benedict XVI, 3 August 2011

    08/13/2011 9:25:06 AM PDT · by ELS · 6 replies
    The Holy See ^ | August 3, 2011 | Benedict XVI
    General Audience of Pope Benedict XVI, 3 August 2011 Dear Brothers and Sisters, I am very glad to see you here in the square at Castel Gandolfo and to resume the audiences after the interval in July. I would like to continue with the subject we have embarked on, that is, a “school of prayer”, and today, in a slightly different way and without straying from this theme, I would also like to mention certain spiritual and concrete aspects which seem to me useful, not only for those who — in one part of the world — are spending their...
  • On Learning to Pray With the Psalms

    06/25/2011 8:10:37 PM PDT · by ELS · 3 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | June 22, 2011 | Benedict XVI
    On Learning to Pray With the Psalms Addressing Him "With the Words That He Himself Gives Us" VATICAN CITY, JUNE 22, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the Italian-language catechesis Benedict XVI gave today during the general audience held in St. Peter's Square. The Pope continued with his series of catecheses on prayer, turning today to a consideration of the Book of Psalms. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, In the preceding catecheses, we paused to consider a number of Old Testament figures who are particularly significant for our reflection on prayer. I spoke about Abraham, who intercedes...
  • On Elijah's Lessons in Prayer

    06/16/2011 9:51:49 PM PDT · by ELS · 2 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | June 15, 2011 | Benedict XVI
    On Elijah's Lessons in Prayer "True Adoration of God Does Not Destroy, But Renews" VATICAN CITY, JUNE 15, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the Italian-language catechesis Benedict XVI gave today during the general audience held in St. Peter's Square. The Pope continued with his new series of catecheses on prayer, reflecting today on prayer in sacred Scripture, in particular on the prayer of the Prophet Elijah. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, In the religious history of ancient Israel, great importance was given to the prophets, to their teaching and their preaching. Among them, there emerges the...
  • On the Trip to Croatia

    06/09/2011 1:04:07 AM PDT · by ELS · 1 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | June 8, 2011 | Benedict XVI
    On the Trip to Croatia "Fidelity of Spouses Has Itself Become a Meaningful Witness to the Love of Christ" VATICAN CITY, JUNE 8, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the Italian-language catechesis Benedict XVI gave today during the general audience held in St. Peter's Square. The Pope reviewed the trip he made last weekend to Croatia. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters! Today I would like to speak with you about the pastoral visit to Croatia that I made last Saturday and Sunday. It was a brief apostolic journey that took place entirely within the capital Zagreb, and...
  • On Moses' Intercessory Prayer

    06/01/2011 8:25:36 PM PDT · by ELS · 5 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | June 1, 2011 | Benedict XVI
    On Moses' Intercessory Prayer "A Man Stretched Between Two Loves" VATICAN CITY, JUNE 1, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the Italian-language catechesis Benedict XVI gave today during the general audience held in St. Peter's Square. The Pope continued with his new series of catecheses on prayer, reflecting today on prayer in sacred Scripture, in particular on the prayer of Moses. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, In reading the Old Testament, one figure stands out among others: that of Moses, the man of prayer. Moses, the great prophet and leader during the time of the Exodus, carried...
  • On Jacob's Wrestling With God

    05/25/2011 11:01:00 PM PDT · by ELS · 10 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | May 25, 2011 | Benedict XVI
    On Jacob's Wrestling With God "He Who Allows Himself to Be Blessed by God ... Renders the World Blessed" VATICAN CITY, MAY 25, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the Italian-language catechesis Benedict XVI gave today during the general audience held in St. Peter's Square. The Pope continued with his new series of catecheses on prayer, reflecting today on prayer in the Patriarch Jacob's life. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today I would like to reflect with you upon a text from the Book of Genesis that narrates a rather particular episode in the history of the...
  • On Abraham's Prayer

    05/23/2011 9:49:17 PM PDT · by ELS · 7 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | May 18, 2011 | Benedict XVI
    On Abraham's Prayer "It Is Forgiveness That Interrupts the Spiral of Sin" VATICAN CITY, MAY 18, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the Italian-language catechesis Benedict XVI gave today during the general audience held in St. Peter's Square. The Pope continued with his new series of catecheses on prayer, reflecting today on prayer in sacred Scripture, in particular in Abraham's life. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, In the two last catecheses we reflected on prayer as a universal phenomenon, which -- although in different forms -- is present in the cultures of all times. Today, instead, I...
  • On the Universal Religious Sense

    05/12/2011 8:54:37 PM PDT · by ELS · 2 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | May 114, 2011 | Benedict XVI
    On the Universal Religious Sense "Man Bears Within Himself the Desire for God" VATICAN CITY, MAY 11, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the Italian-language catechesis Benedict XVI gave today during the general audience held in St. Peter's Square. With his address the Pope continued the new series of catechesis on the subject of prayer. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today I would like to continue reflecting on how prayer and the religious sense have been a part of mankind throughout history. We live in an age in which the signs of secularism are evident. It seems...
  • On Prayer

    05/04/2011 9:38:24 PM PDT · by ELS · 3 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | May 4, 2011 | Benedict XVI
    On Prayer: 1st Audience in New Series "Virtually Always and Everywhere, People Have Turned to God" VATICAN CITY, MAY 4, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the Italian-language catechesis Benedict XVI gave today during the general audience held in St. Peter's Square. With his address the Pope began a new series of catecheses on the subject of prayer. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today I would like to begin a new series of catecheses. After the catecheses on Fathers of the Church, on great theologians of the Middle Ages, on great women, I would now like to...
  • On the Heart of the Christian Mystery

    05/01/2011 9:53:47 PM PDT · by ELS · 1 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | April 29, 2011 | Benedict XVI
    On the Heart of the Christian Mystery "Be Luminous Witnesses of This New Life That Easter Has Brought" VATICAN CITY, APRIL 29, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the Italian-language catechesis that Benedict XVI gave on Wednesday during the general audience held in St. Peter's Square. The Pope, who arrived by helicopter from the papal summer residence of Castel Gandolfo, focused his meditation on the meaning of Christ's resurrection. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, In these first days of Eastertide, which is prolonged until Pentecost, we are still full of the freshness and new joy that the...