September 23, 2009.
During this week’s general audience, the pope asked Catholics to keep him in their thoughts as he prepares for his trip to the Czech Republic.
Benedict XVI“I ask you to join me in praying that my imminent visit to the Czech Republic will bear many spiritual fruits.”
He also spoke about Saint Anslem of Canterbury, an 11th century theologian and scholar. Benedict XVI“May Saint Anslem’s life and teaching inspire us to a more fruitful contemplation of the mysteries of the Christian faith, and a deeper love of the Lord and his Church.”
Apart from being a theologian and spiritual leader, Saint Anslem was also Archbishop of Canterbury and spent three years in exile during the politically turbulent times of the Norman invasion.