Thursday, April 29, 2010

Pope: There is no charity without life in Christ

Yesterday Benedict XVI called to mind the approaching conclusion of the Year for Priests, dedicating the general audience to a reflection on "two saintly priests" of the 19th century. The Pope spoke of St. Leonard Murialdo and St. Joseph Benedict Cottolengo, saying they were "exemplary in their giving of themselves to God and in their witness of charity -- lived in the Church and for the Church -- toward their neediest brothers." Reflecting on St. Leonard (1828-1900), the Holy Father emphasized that "the central nucleus of Murialdo's spirituality was the conviction of the merciful love of God: a Father who is always good, patient and generous, who reveals the greatness and immensity of his mercy with forgiveness." READ MORE

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