Friday, February 03, 2006


Papa Benedict arrives to lead the Candelora - the annual blessing of candles, traditionally known in English as Candlemas - for the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. The Holy Father also celebrated Holy Mass honoring those dedicated to the religoius life:

Vatican, Feb. 02 ( - Religious men and women are "an eloquent sign of God's presence in the world," Pope Benedict XVI said on February 2 as he celebrated the 10th annual World Day for Consecrated Life.

At an evening Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, attended by thousands of religious from around Rome, the Pope said that Christians living in consecrated life serve as "heralds to provide a glimpse and an announcement of the new life that is already present."
What beautiful words!

Full Article.

Photos: (AFP/Patrick Hertzog)

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