The Incarnation provides hope and perspective, Pope tells Rome's students
Catholic World News - December 17, 2010
During a December 16 meeting with Rome’s university students—an annual pre-Christmas tradition for the Pontiff— Benedict XVI said that the Advent journey toward Bethlehem is “a journey of inner liberation, an experience of profound freedom.”
Preparation for Christmas, the Pope said, “is not simply a mental journey.” A real appreciation for the Incarnation will “infuse courage in our lives,” he said in his homily during a Thursday-evening Vespers service.
The Holy Father said that today’s students should be preparing to provide real solutions to society’s problems, which is “not an undertaking that can be achieved by distracted and superficial minds and hearts.” He urged the students to recognize the faith as a foundation for their lives and a guide to what is important.
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 ($52,532 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!