Pope speaks on the need to cleanse one's conscience
November 03, 2010
At his public audience on Wednesday, November 3, Pope Benedict XVI spoke about Marguerite d’Oingt (1240- 1310), a French Carthusian nun who “conceived of life as a journey of purification leading to full configuration with Christ.”
What we know of Marguerite d’Oingt today, the Pope said, comes from her writings, the Meditations, which “invite us to meditate daily on the mystery of God’s infinite love.” The Pope observed that she has a special message for today’s world about the need to purify one’s conscience. "There is trash on the streets of the world,” the Holy Father said, “but also in many souls. Let us allow the words, life and light of Christ into our conscience, so it may be illuminated and cleansed.”
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- Pope on cleaning consciences and Marguerite d’Oingt (Vatican Radio)
- Purification and Configuration with Christ (VIS)
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