Pope Benedict XVI- Angelus
On the Perfect Model of Obedience
"We too...are Called to Appreciate a Sober Way of Life"
H.H. Benedict XVI
July 4, 2010
Dear brothers and sisters!
At the end of this solemn celebration, at the customary time on Sunday,
I invite you to recite the Angelus prayer together. To the Virgin Mary,
whom you venerate with particular devotion in the sanctuary of the
Madonna della Libera, I entrust this Church of Sulmona-Valva: the
bishop, the priests and all the people of God. May this Church, united
and joyous, walk the way of faith, hope and charity together. Faithful
to the legacy of St. Pietro Celestino, may she always know how to
combine evangelical radicality and mercy so that all those who seek God
may find him.
In Mary, Virgin of silence and listening, St. Peter del Morrone found
the perfect model of obedience to the divine will, in a simple and
humble life, committed to seeking out the essential, always able to
thank the Lord, recognizing everything as a gift of his goodness.
We too, who live in a time of great comfort and possibility, are called
to appreciate a sober way of life, to keep our minds and hearts more
free to be able to share our goods with our brothers.
May Mary Most Holy, who animated the first community of Jesusí disciples
with her maternal presence, also help the Church of today to bear
credible witness to the Gospel.
[Translation by Joseph G. Trabbic]
at the One they Pierced!
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