Wednesday, December 8, 2010

solemnity of the immaculate conception of the blessed virgin mary.

"to reflect upon the Immaculate Conception of Mary is thus to allow oneself to be attracted by the 'yes' which joined her wonderfully to the mission of Christ, Redeemer of humanity; it is to allow oneself to be taken and led by her hand to pronounce in one's turn 'fiat' to the will of God, with all one's existence interwoven with joys and sadness, hopes and disappointments, in the awareness that tribulations, pain and suffering make rich the meaning of our pilgrimage on the earth."

"have the courage to dare with God! try it! do not be afraid of him! have the courage to risk with faith! have the courage to risk with goodness! have the courage to risk with a pure heart! commit yourselves to God, then you will see that is precisely by doing so that your life will become broad and light, not boring but filled with infinite surprises for God's infinite goodness is never depleted!"

- pope benedict  XVI

2 friskies:

Kailin said...

not to be confused with Pope Benedict the XXVI of course.

Caitlin said...

i just wrote a whole history paper on him! he was a cool guy.