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Find silence within, Pope encourages Christians

September 09, 2009

At his regular weekly public audience on September 9, Pope Benedict XVI suggested that Christians must learn "how to create silence within ourselves in order to listen to the voice of God." The Holy Father continued his series of talks on the Church fathers with a reflection on the life and influence of St. Peter Damian (1007-1072) as a champion of monastic life and of reform within the Church. He pointed out that the theological works St. Peter Damian "encourage us too always to look to the Cross as God's supreme act of love toward man." As a Church leader, the Pope continued, the saint "was not afraid to denounce the state of corruption that existed in the monasteries and among the clergy."

 


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