Touching Message from Our 265th Pope

The following is a reflection given by Pope Benedict XVI shortly after he was elected to the papacy in 2005. I found it to be very touching, especially as we pray for the cardinals, one of whom will most likely be elected as our new Pope over the next couple of days. Enjoy!"At the beginning of my journey in a ministry that I never even imagined and for which I felt inadequate, all of this gives me great strength and assistance. May God reward you for this! When, little by little, the trend … [Read more...]

Encountering Christ

And only where God is seen does life truly begin.Only when we meet the living God in Christ do we know what life is.We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution.Each of us is the result of a thought of God. Each of us is willed, each of us is loved, each of us is necessary. There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ. There is nothing more beautiful¬† than to know Him and to speak to others of our friendship … [Read more...]