The Holy Father met with clergy from the Diocese of Rome today, Thursday. It seem a rather beautiful good humoured occassion of Bishop and priests, not so much talking about business but faith and prayer and living the priestly vocation.
He said "I will soon sign the post-synodal exhortation from the Bishops Synod held in October 2005," the Pope announced. The theme of the Synod was "The Eucharist: origin and summit of the life and mission of the Church." "It will help in personal as well as liturgical meditation," said the Pope, "as well as in the preparation of homilies and celebrating the Holy Mass, but it will also guide, illuminate and help revitalize popular piety."
Umm interesting, I look forward to seeing it.
I was very touched by this:-
"I must confess a personal weakness," the Pope said, when answering a question about priestly activities. "At night, I find it difficult to pray. I just want to sleep," he said to much applause. "Nevertheless, it is really necessary to find some time for the Lord." "It's easier said than done," he added, "but we should always try to spiritualize our work."
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