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Haydn concert organized to share book by Cardinal Lajolo on the Passion of Jesus

Card. Giovanni LajoloPresident, Governorate of Vatican City State“Music and prayer are two supreme activities of the human spirit. Prayer is to open oneself to God, to give to Him, thank Him, to repent ones sins, to ask forgiveness ... And there?s nothing better than music to express these feelings, this attitude of spirit. Prayer is not just talking to God, but it?s also listening. The music that is inspired by this is perfect to convey the sense of the presence of God.”In his book, Cardinal Giovanni Lajolo reflects on the Seven Words of Jesus on the Cross. It?s a piece of work that was made for prayer, and was read during this concert at the Vatican, along with the work of Franz Joseph Haydn in ?The Seven Words.?Card. Giovanni LajoloPresident, Governorate of Vatican City State“I was inspired by the ?Seven Words of Jesus on the Cross?, nothing else. What they suggested to me were these sublime words. I was thinking about what they suggested to me and thought they might also be true for others.”Music and prayer. They make a nice combination to enter the atmosphere of Easter, to help expand the mind as well as the heart. BR/AEFFHCPN