Sunday, July 15, 2007

Pope's Vacation Angelus

Reflects on next year's World Youth Day in Austrailia and on his present vacation--from Asia News Italy:

“Before the wonder of these pastures, forests and summits which rise towards the heavens – continued the pontiff – the soul spontaneously rises in a song of praise to God for the wonders of his works, and our admiration of nature’s beauty is easily transformed into prayer”.

Benedict XVI then urged everyone to use this period of vacation “to rest the body and nourish the spirit through greater space for prayer and meditation, thus deepening our personal relationship with Christ and in turn increasing our understanding of his teachings”.

Note the "tree man" in the picture...Amy will understand why I find this interesting.