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Benedict XVI: "This is the mission of Advent"

“This is the mission of Advent: being witness of the light, and we can do this only if we carry the light within us. … In the Church, in the Word of God, in the celebration of the Sacraments, in the Sacrament of Confession and the forgiveness we receive, in the Eucharist where the Lord gives Himself into our hands and hearts, in of all this we touch the light and receive our mission: the mission of bearing witness to the fact that the light exists, of bringing that light into our world.”

- Pope Benedict XVI

Religious/Theological Reflections

Third Saturday of Advent

From the Word of the Day

“Then Mary said: ‘Behold the handmaid of the Lord.  Let it be done to me according to your word.’ And the angel left her.” 408 more words

Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Wishes Rome Luck on Olympic Bid

VATICAN CITY, Dec 19 (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Friday wished Rome luck for its bid to host the 2024 Olympics, which may include some events in the Vatican, but then joked that he would not be around to enjoy them. 206 more words

Simple Sports Notes

Pope Benedict XVI on Evil

“Evil draws its power from indecision and concern for what other people think.”

— Benedict XVI

From JayEmJay again. This quotation from Henri Nouwen touches on the same topic.


Fatima in Monochrome

In the spring of 2010 my wife and I flew to London on British Airways and from there to Lisbon. But we couldn’t land. The Pope (Benedict XVI) got there first and we just circled over Lisbon for about an hour waiting for His Holiness to leave the airport. 382 more words


What Makes Us Beautiful

16th December 2014. 12:23pm

NaBloPoMo, Tuesday, December 16, 2014 576 more words


Vatican Report on U.S. Sisters

For days now, friends and colleagues have been awaiting with excitement the report on U.S. Catholic sisters that the Vatican Congregation of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (CICLSAL) issued this morning. 935 more words