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Pope renews general audiences from vacation home at Castel Gandolfo

2012-08-01

BENEDICT XVI
“Saint Alphonsus wanted to make it understand that in every situation of life you can not stop praying, especially in times of trial and difficulty. We always have to confidently call to the gate of the Lord, knowing that He cares for us, His children.”

Benedict XVI noted that the disciples of Jesus lived through difficult times and were only able to overcome them through prayer.

BENEDICT XVI
“The relationship with God is essential in our lives. Only with a daily personal prayer and participation in the sacraments, can the divine presence that directs our way grow inside of us, it gives light and safety and serenity, even amid difficulties and dangers.”

The Pope then highlighted the importance of humility in recognizing weakness and asked God to help in confidence.

In his greetings, he made an invitation not to abandon prayer during the summer holidays.


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