Jesus is the light that never fades
by Vatican Radio | Source: www.news.va/en/news/
On this second Sunday of
Lent, Pope Benedict began his day with a visit to the Roman parish of John the Baptist de la Salle,
south of the capital. The Holy Father celebrated mass and met parishioners including a group of
children. He told them to learn about Jesus, the things he did, said and how he suffered. He also
told them to learn about the church and the sacraments.
Sunday 4th of
March is also the feast of the Transfiguration and on his return to the Vatican Pope Benedict
focused on this event during is Angelus address.
The Pope explained to those
gathered in St Peter’s Square that there are essential elements involved when Jesus is transfigured
before the apostles, they are the light and the voice: the divine light that shines on the face of
Jesus, and the voice of the Heavenly Father who speaks to him.
The Holy Father
went on to say that with the mystery of the Transfiguration Jesus is being directed toward the
fulfillment of his mission, knowing that in order to attain resurrection, he will undergo suffering
and death on a cross.
The Pope also explained that Jesus takes his friends with
him to the mountain because he wants to give them the most intimate experience of this light,
dwelling in Him, so that after this event, he will be their inner light, and will be able to protect
them from the assaults of darkness. Jesus is the light that never goes out said the Pope
Following the recitation of the Angelus the Pope spoke to the faithful
in an number of languages.
In English, the Holy Father expressed the hope that
those sacrifices made during Lent would lead people to experience an renewal of the light of Christ.
Listen to Lydia O'Kane's report
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