Herald of the New Springtime in the Spirit for the Church in America

Posted on April 20, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

“As we celebrate this Eucharist, let us thank the Lord for allowing us to know him in the communion of the Church,

to cooperate in building up his Mystical Body, and in bringing his saving word as good news to the men and women of our time.

And when we leave this great church, let us go forth as heralds of hope in the midst of this city,

and all those places where God’s grace has placed us.

In this way, the Church in America will know a new springtime in the Spirit, and point the way to that other, greater city, the new Jerusalem, whose light is the Lamb (Rev 21:23).

For there God is even now preparing for all people a banquet of unending joy and life. Amen.”
Pope Benedict XVI, 19 April 2008

These are the closing words of the Holy Father’s amazing Homily today in St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York.

Thanks be to God for our Papa!

“For the Spirit never ceases to pour out his abundant gifts, to awaken new vocations and missions, and to guide the Church, as our Lord promised in this morning’s Gospel, into the fullness of truth (cf. Jn 16:13).”

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