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Pope talks about the spirituality of monasteries in the XXI century

Benedict XVI"These places combine two very important elements of the contemplative life: the beauty of creation that speaks to her Creator, And the silence guaranteed by being away from cities and media.”To highlight this point of inner silence, ; the Pope made reference to St. Clara of Assisi, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, known as Edith Stein, patroness of Europe and St. Lorenzo.Benedict XVI"If we see it from a spiritual perspective, these ; places are like pilars in the world. It?s no wonder that many people, especially in periods of calmness, visit these places and stay a few days. Even the soul, thank God, has its demands."Several youth groups attended the general audience, as they get ready to head to World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid. ;CB/KLH CTVHCBN