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Psalm 111[110] – Fear of The Lord

May 1, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Canticles and Psalms

GENERAL AUDIENCE Wednesday, 8 June 2005    Psalm 111[110] To fear the Lord Evening Prayer – Sunday of Week Three 1. Today we feel a strong wind. The wind in Sacred Scripture is a symbol of the Holy Spirit. We hope that the Holy Spirit will illumine us now in our meditation on Psalm 111[110] that …

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Mary, The Woman of the Eucharist

May 1, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Eucharist, Mary, Speeches

  Below is the address of Pope Benedict XVI during the prayer meeting in the Vatican Gardens Tuesday, 31 may 2005 for the conclusion of the Marian Month of May. In this address, the Pope remind us about Visitation of the Virgin to St Elizabeth. When she entered Elizabeth’s house, her greeting was overflowing with …

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The human person is at the heart of the whole social order

May 1, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Messages, Social Teaching

Below is address of Pope Benedict XVI to the members of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. In this address he reminded them that “’The human person is at the heart of the whole social order and consequently at the very centre of your field of study. In the …

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Do Not Fear to Teach the Whole Truth about Morality to Youth ad Adults

May 1, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Ad Limina, Adults, Youth

  Below is Pope Benedict XVI’s address to the Bishops of Austria on their “ad limina” visit on Saturday 5 November 2005. In this address, He reminded the Bishops the topics concerning the truth of faith and especially moral doctrine must be adequately presented in catechesis and preaching in their Dioceses and that at times. …

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Every Baptized Person Deserves to be Educated in the Faith

May 1, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Ad Limina, Adults, Youth

In this address, Pope Benedict XVI spoke to a group of Bishops from Poland about the importance of Christian education . He said that every baptized person deserves to be educated in the Faith, and reminded the bishops of their responsibility to form the youth by encouraging them to participate in Mass. He also encouraged them …

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Gathering together to encounter the Lord Jesus Christ

May 1, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Messages, Youth

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI FOR THE FIRST NATIONAL DAY OF YOUNG CATHOLICS OF THE NETHERLANDS   Dear young Friends, I would like to send my cordial greetings to you all, gathered in Nieuwegein for the First National Day of Young Catholics of The Netherlands. I greet Cardinal Adrianus Simonis, Archbishop of Utrecht and …

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Canticle cf. Letter to the Philippians (2: 6-11) – He humbled himself

May 1, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Canticles and Psalms

GENERAL AUDIENCE Wednesday, 1st June 2005 Canticle cf. Letter to the Philippians (2: 6-11) He humbled himself Evening Prayer 1. In every Sunday celebration of Vespers the liturgy proposes anew the Christological hymn of the Letter to the Philippians (cf. 2: 6-11) which is short but laden with meaning. We are examining the first part …

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Psalm 116[115] – Prayer of thanksgiving to the Lord

May 1, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Canticles and Psalms

GENERAL AUDIENCE Wednesday, 25 May 2005 Psalm 116[115] Prayer of thanksgiving to the Lord Evening Prayer 1. Psalm 116[115], which we have just prayed, has always been in use in the Christian tradition, beginning with St Paul who, citing the introduction of the Greek translation of the Septuagint, wrote to the Christians of Corinth: “Since …

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Psalm 113[112] – Praise the name of the Lord!

May 1, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Canticles and Psalms

GENERAL AUDIENCE Wednesday, 18 May 2005 Psalm 113[112] “Praise the name of the Lord!’ Evening Prayer Dear Brothers and Sisters, Before entering into a brief interpretation of the Psalm just sung, I would like to remind you that today is the birthday of our beloved Pope John Paul II, who would have been 85 years …

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Canticle in the Book of Revelation (15: 3-4)

May 1, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Canticles and Psalms, Scripture

GENERAL AUDIENCE Wednesday, 11 May 2005 Canticle in the Book of Revelation (15: 3-4) “Just and true are your ways!’ Evening Prayer Dear Brothers and Sisters, 1. Brief and solemn, incisive and grandiose in tone:  this is the Canticle we have now heard and thus made our own, raising it to the “Lord God the Almighty” …

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