April 28, 2011

Quotable: Urbi et Orbi


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Just as the sun’s rays in springtime cause the buds on the branches of the trees to sprout and open up, so the radiance that streams forth from Christ’s resurrection gives strength and meaning to every human hope, to every expectation, wish and plan. Hence the entire cosmos is rejoicing today, caught up in the springtime of humanity, which gives voice to creation’s silent hymn of praise. The Easter Alleluia, resounding in the Church as she makes her pilgrim way through the world, expresses the silent exultation of the universe and above all the longing of every human soul that is sincerely open to God, giving thanks to him for his infinite goodness, beauty and truth.

--Pope Benedict XVI, Urbi et Orbi, April 24 2011.

I finally got around to reading Pope Benedict's Urbi et Orbi last night, and it was completely powerful and inspiring. It really blew me away.  I would quote it all, if I could, so just go read it all.

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