VATICAN.VA REPORT: At 12 noon today, the Holy Father Benedict XVI recites the Angelus with the faithful and pilgrims in the courtyard of the Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo. (IMAGE SOURCE: RADIO VATICANA)
These are the words of the Pope in introducing the Marian prayer:
Dear brothers and sisters!
The biblical readings of the Mass this Sunday converge on the theme of fraternal charity in the community of believers, which has its source in the communion of the Trinity. The apostle Paul says that the whole law of God is fulfilled in love, so that, in our relationships with others, the ten commandments, and any other commandment are summed up in this: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself" (cf. Rom 13.8 to 10). The text of the Gospel, taken from Matthew chapter 18 ° about the life of the Christian community, tells us that brotherly love also involves a sense of mutual responsibility, so, if my brother sins against me, I I use to love him, and, above all, speak to him personally, pointing out that what he has said or done is not good. This approach is called fraternal correction: it is not a reaction to injury suffered, but is moved by love for his brother. St. Augustine says: "He who has offended you, hurt you, has dealt himself a severe wound, and you do not care of your brother's wound? ... You have to forget the hurt they have received, not the your brother's wound "( Discourses 82, 7).
And if your brother does not listen to me? Jesus in today's Gospel indicates a gradual: first go to speak with two or three people to help you better realize what he did, if, despite this, he still rejects the observation, I must say to the community, and if do not even listen to the community, must make him feel the distance that he has caused, separating from the communion of the Church. All this indicates that there is a shared responsibility in the way of Christian life: everyone is aware of its limitations and defects, is called to welcome the fraternal correction and help others with this particular service.
Another fruit of love is prayer in the community agree. Jesus says: "If two of you shall agree on earth to ask anything, my Father in heaven give it to him. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I with them" ( Mt 18:19-20). Personal prayer is certainly important, indeed essential, but the Lord assures its presence in the community - albeit very small - it is united and unanimous, because it reflects the reality of the Triune God, the perfect communion of love. Origen says that "we must exercise ourselves in this symphony" ( Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew 14, 1), ie in this harmony within the Christian community. We need to practice both in the fraternal correction, which requires a lot of humility and simplicity of heart, both in prayer, he may go up to God by a community truly united in Christ. We ask this through the intercession of Mary Most Holy, Mother of the Church, and St. Gregory the Great, Pope and Doctor, that yesterday we remembered in the liturgy.
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Today, in Ancona, you open the XXV National Eucharistic Congress, with the Holy Mass presided over by my Legate Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re next Sunday, God willing, I will have the joy of going to again for the day highlight of the Congress. As of now I address my cordial greeting and my blessing to all who participate in this event of grace which the Blessed Sacrament of the Eucharist in worship and praise Christ, source of life and hope for every man and for the whole world.
Je salue les cordialement Pèlerins francophones, le groupe particulièrement des Filles de Marie Auxiliatrice. Je vous invite aujourd'hui à devenir des toujours davantage de la Parole de Dieu familiers! Elle nous appelle à l'amour mutuel. Cet amour et de façon très concrète if vit dans le quotidien, c'est-à-say prendre le temps avec l'autre vrai of a dialogue, the respecter he pardonner, Prier ensemble pour les uns et les autres. Ainsi peut et naître great the fraternity que Jésus au sein des eastern venu will establish familles, des communautés, des pays. Je conference there SOUHAIT à la Vierge Marie et je vous grand cœur de Benis.
I am pleased to welcome the pilgrims and English-speaking visitors present for this Angelus prayer. I greet the doctors Matercare Gathered for the International Conference on the Dignity of Obstetricians and Mothers, as well as present students from the University of Mary, Rome Campus. Today's Gospel passage Reminds us That God is Present When The Church Gathers to worship in His Name. May we always draw strength and grace from our encounters with God in prayerful communion with our brothers and sisters in the faith. May God bless all of you!
Grüße ich mit Freude to deutschsprachigen Besucher hier in Castel Gandolfo. Im Evangelium des heutigen Sonntags spricht der Herr von der gemeinsamen Verantwortung, die Menschen haben füreinander.Herausforderungen und einzelner Irrwege müssen zur Sorge und zum aller Gebetsanliegen werden. Jesus hyenas ruft, die ihm nachfolgen, in die Gemeinschaft und gibt Ihnen und den Mut zur Wahrheit Verantwortungssinn. Gott will, dass wir seien füreinander Diener des Segens. Es erfüllt uns mit Freude to, dass wir als der Wahrheit am Zeugen mitwirken Heil der Welt dürfen. - Ich Wünsche euch allen einen eine gute Woche und Sonntag gesegneten.
Saludo with afecto a los de lengua española Peregrinos presentes en esta oración Marian. En este día de liturgy, Jesús hare saber que en la Disciples to sus hermanos de comunidad ante todo el has de amor exist. Hermano no es sólo amar at ACOG en su necesidad, también, a veces, es a saber decirle palabra de corrección. It PECA algún hermano, no de dejemos love them, inviting him to volver al buen fireplace. Exhorto in to encomendar todos a la Virgen María Santísima los propósitos de vida comply with the authentic fraternal que la llama el Señor nos. Feliz Domingo.
Slow pozdrowienia kieruję do Polakow, szczególnie to do dzieci i Nowy rok młodzieży rozpoczynających szkolny the katechetyczny. Niece ten rok dla was wszystkich Bedz wzrastania czasem "mądrości w, w latach u Boga iu Ludza Legacies" (Lk 2, 52). MODL or swiatlo się dla wychowawców Swietego Ducha the moc, aby ich w Trud wydawał obfite owoce młodych sercach. Niece błogosławi Bog wam!
[ Expressions of greeting goes to the Poles, and especially to children and young people starting a new school year and catechesis. This year is a time for all of you to grow "in wisdom, age and grace before God and man" (Lk 2, 51). I invoke the light and the power of the Holy Spirit for educators, so that their efforts may bear abundant fruit in young hearts. God bless you! ]
Lastly, I address a cordial greeting to the Italian-speaking pilgrims, especially the large group of ACLI - Christian Associations of Italian Workers - at the end of the meeting on the study of labor, 30 years Encyclical Laborem Exercens of Blessed John Paul II. I appreciated, dear friends, your attention to this document, which remains as one of the cornerstones of the social doctrine of the Church. I greet the group of new seminarians of the Pontifical International College Maria Mater Ecclesiae , the Association Liberianum Collegium , which operates in the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in the service of the liturgical celebrations, as well as the faithful from Abbey, in the diocese of Bergamo. I wish you all a good Sunday.
Here is the message of condolence for the death yesterday, Em. Cardinal Andrzej Maria Deskur, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, sent by the Holy Father Benedict XVI to Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz Em.mo:
Mr. Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz
ARCHBISHOP OF KRAKOW - POLAND
I HAVE LEARNED WITH SADNESS OF THE NEWS DEPARTMENT venerable Cardinal Andrzej Maria Deskur CHAIRMAN EMERITUS OF THE HOLY COUNCIL OF COMMUNICATIONS AND WISH TO EXPRESS TO HIS FAMILY who knew and esteemed in this diocesan community AS WELL AS THAT OF KRAKOW him among HIS CHILDREN FEELINGS OF MOST FAMOUS condolences (.) MEMORY with gratitude the precious collaboration GIVEN TO HIM FOR MANY DECADES TO THE HOLY SEE AT THE SERVICE OF SIX WELL Pontiff dedicated to the Christian soul ESPECIALLY IN THE FIELD OF SOCIAL MEANS OF COMMUNICATION (.) TIED TO CONSTRAINTS OF DEEP FRIENDSHIP THE BLESSED JOHN PAUL THE SECOND HE LEAVES THE MEMORY OF A LIFETIME TO SPENDING adhering COHERENT AND GENEROUS own vocation as a pious and zealous priest who ENRICHED BY ACCEPTING HIS MINISTRY The SICK WITH THE EVANGELICAL REVIEW (.) exalted fervent prayers SUFFRAGE HOPES WHY THE IMMACULATE VIRGIN FROM HIM SO venerate the Lord welcome this faithful shepherds THE GOSPEL AND THE CHURCH IN ETERNAL PEACE AND GAUDIO ENTER AND HOW TO SHARE THE PAIN AWAY FOR HIS APOSTOLIC BLESSING comforted SIGN OF MY PARTICIPATION IN INTENSE COMMON Mestizo
Benedictus PP. XVI