Pope exhorts English seminarians to stir up new faith
Catholic World News - December 03, 2012
Pope Benedict XVI visited the Venerable English College of Rome on December 3, as the institution—a training ground for seminarians from England and Wales—celebrates its 650th anniversary.
Addressing the seminarians, the Pope urged them to “pray daily, especially in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, listening attentively to the word of God and allowing heart to speak to heart, as Blessed John Henry Newman would say.”
The Pope said that during his visit to Britain in 2010, “I saw for myself that there is a great spiritual hunger among the people.” He urged the students of the English College to stir up new ardor in a society where “the embers of faith have grown cold and now need to be fanned once more into a flame.”
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($163,080 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!