Pope Benedict XVI

In a world where there is so much noise, so much bewilderment, there is a need for silent adoration of Jesus concealed in the Host. Be assiduous in the prayer of adoration and teach it to the faithful. It is a source of comfort and light, particularly to those who are suffering.

Pope Benedict XVI – from his meeting with members of the Roman clergy
March 2, 2006

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Receiving the Eucharist means adoring Him whom we receive. Only in this way do we become one with Him, and are given, as it were, a foretaste of the beauty of the heavenly liturgy. The act of adoration outside Mass prolongs and intensifies all that takes place during the liturgical celebration itself.

Pope Benedict XVI – Sacramentum Caritatis 66
from an address to priests in Poland, May 25, 2006

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In the Eucharist, the Son of God comes to meet us and desires to become one with us; eucharistic adoration is simply the natural consequence of the eucharistic celebration, which is itself the Church’s supreme act of adoration.

Pope Benedict XVI – Sacramentum Caritatis 66
from an address to priests in Poland, May 25, 2006

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The Faith does not mean an alienation from any culture for any people because all cultures await Christ and are not destroyed by the Lord. In fact, they reach their maturity.

Pope Benedict XVI

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We are no longer able to hear God – There are too many frequencies filling our ears.

Pope Benedict XVI

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We were looking for a ‘good shepherd,’ and instead we got a German shepherd.

Pope Benedict XVI

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Grant that we may be one flock and one shepherd. Do not allow your net to be torn, help us to be servants of unity.

Pope Benedict XVI

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Wherever applause breaks out in the liturgy because of some human achievement, it is a sure sign that the essence of liturgy has totally disappeared and been replaced by a kind of religious entertainment. Such attraction fades quickly – it cannot compete in the market of leisure pursuits, incorporating as it increasingly does various forms of religious titillation.

Pope Benedict XVI

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I too hope in this short reign to be a man of peace.

Pope Benedict XVI

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Having a clear faith, based on the creed of the church, is often labeled today as a fundamentalism. Whereas relativism, which is letting oneself be tossed and ‘swept along by every wind of teaching,’ looks like the only attitude acceptable to today’s standards.

Pope Benedict XVI

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