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Summer brings a chance for contemplative prayer, Pope tells audience

Catholic World News - August 17, 2011

At his weekly public audience on August 17, Pope Benedict XVI asked the faithful to “join me spiritually in prayer” as he heads to Madrid for World Youth Day.

Pope Benedict will leave Rome on August 18 to participate in the World Youth Day festivities: the 3rd such event of his pontificate. He spoke about his high hopes for the gathering at the conclusion of his Wednesday audience.

Earlier the Pontiff had encouraged the crowd at his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo to use the leisure of the summer months to reflect on the faith and make time for prayerful meditation. The summer, he said, can provide a welcome break from a busy regular schedule “without a moment to stop and nourish our spiritual life and contact with God.” A bit of free time, he continued, allows faithful Christians an opportunity for “creating within us a state of meditation, inner silence, to reflect, absorb the mysteries of our faith and what God does in us, and not just things that come and go.”

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