Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Benedict's Pentecost Homily

"If we do not want Pentecost to be reduced to a mere ritual or to a suggestive commemoration, but that it be a real event of salvation, through a humble and silent listening to God's Word we must predispose ourselves to God's gift in religious openness. So that Pentecost renew itself in our time, perhaps there is need -- without taking anything away from God's freedom [to do as he pleases] -- for the Church to be less "preoccupied" with activities and more dedicated to prayer."
--Pope Benedict XVI, Homily for the Solemnity of Pentecost, May 29, 2009

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