Happy birthday, Pope Emeritus Benedict! The great Catholic theologian and retired pontiff is celebrating his 90th birthday today in Vatican City where he resides. His birthday was on April 16, also Easter Sunday, but is being celebrated on the Monday following, in Bavarian tradition. Pope Emeritus Benedict celebrates his birthday today in Vatican City, after… Continue reading HAPPY BIRTHDAY, POPE EMERITUS BENEDICT!
Early Easter greetings and birthday wishes were the reason for Pope Francis’ visit with Pope emeritus Benedict XVI on Wednesday. Following his annual custom, Francis visited his predecessor at Vatican City’s Mater Ecclesiae monastery on April 12 to extend his greetings ahead of Easter Sunday. The Vatican Press Office said the visit had “a double… Continue reading Why did Pope Francis visit Benedict XVI? To say happy birthday!
But we too can encounter Christ in reading Sacred Scripture, in prayer, in the liturgical life of the Church. We can touch Christ’s Heart and feel him touching ours. Only in this personal relationship with Christ, only in this encounter with the Risen One do we truly become Christians. And in this way our reason… Continue reading St. Augustine on a Personal Relationship with Jesus