March 5, 2012. (Romereports.com)
After completing his week of spiritual exercises, Benedict XVI visited the parish of San Giovanni Battista de La Salle in Rome. He then took his place in the window of the Apostolic Palace to pray the Angelus with pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square.
The pope reflected on the episode of the Transfiguration of Jesus on Mount Tabor.
“His face and his clothes radiated a burning light, and by his side appeared Moses and Elijah. Then a cloud surrounded the summit of the mountain and from it a voice said 'This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.'”
Benedict XVI noted that today the Transfiguration is an offer to climb “the mountain of prayer with Jesus” and thus confirm the Christian faith before the Passion.
“Dear brothers and sisters, we all need inner-light to overcome the trials in life. This light comes from God and it's Christ who gives it to us. It is He who has the fullness of divinity.”
Noting the season of Lent, the pope advised a good way to pass the 40 days was to “find a time for prayer each day”.