Thursday, June 14, 2012

Pope reflects on power of prayer during difficult times

During the general audience, Benedict XVI continued his catechesis on the series of prayer with the writings of St. Paul. 

The selected passages focused on the apostle’s testimony to his own experience of contemplative prayer.

Benedict XVI -“Paul teaches us the need for daily perseverance in prayer, even at times of dryness and difficulty, for it is there that we experience the life-changing power of God’s love.”

The pope also recognized the participants in the International Eucharistic Congress that is currently taking place in Ireland's capital of Dublin. 

Benedict XVI -“I invite all of you to join me in praying that the Congress will bear rich spiritual fruit in a greater appreciation of our Lord’s gift of himself to us in the Eucharist and a deeper love of the mystery of the Church.”

At the end of the encounter the pope was greeted by the different groups in attendance like this group of German military officers, and this group of musicians from Mexico.

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