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Pope: Rome Needs People Like Saint Francesca Romana

He addressed the nuns during his visit and praised their spiritual role in the life of Roman society. ;

BENEDICT XVIYour community, together with all the other communities of contemplative life, is called to be a sort of “spiritual lung” of society, so alongside the fast pace and the activism of a city, it won’t lack the spiritual breathing, the reference to God and his design for salvation. ; ;

The Pope also said that Rome needed men and women like Saint Francesca who were willing to serve God and be generous and charitable. ; He called it part of the gift of maternity, following the example set by the Virgin Mary. ; ; ; Almost every Pope since 1694 has visited the monastery. ; Benedict XVI’s visit comes 25 years after John Paul II’s. ; DDS