July 16, 2012. (Romereports.com) Minutes after noon on Sunday, the pope appeared at the balcony of his residence in Castel Gandolfo to pray the Angelus. He apologized for his unusual delay but he had just arrived from the Italian town of Frascati where he had celebrated Mass.
“Dear brothers and sisters! I see that you have forgiven me for the delay," said the Pope. " I celebrated Mass at Frascati and we extended out time in prayer … and so I have arrived late.”
Benedict XVI reflected on St. Bonaventure and asked everyone to examine their own life and to make it available to others.
“The summer period allows us to rest. This can be a good time to reflect on our lives and have our hearts open to God and others.”
He also made an invitation to spend some of the holidays with those that felt alone or abandoned.
“I invite you to be aware of all the people who suffer loneliness and neglect, whether on the street, in their apartment, in hospitals or nursing homes. Do not hesitate in visiting those people!”
The Pope recalled the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and asked that everyone remember her and all of her works.