• October 13, 2011

In Germany, Pope Benedict
confirms Heart’s Home’s intuition

The Pope’s vision for the Church in the 21st cen­tury is an accu­rate descrip­tion of what a Heart’s Home is.

Extract from the Address of His Holiness Benedict XVI at the Meeting with the Catholic Lay Faithful in Freiburg, on Saturday, 24 September 2011.

“(...) But let us return to the people who lack expe­ri­ence of God’s good­ness. They need places where they can give voice to their inner longing. And here we are called to seek new paths of evan­ge­liza­tion. Small com­mu­ni­ties could be one such path, where friend­ships are lived and deep­ened in reg­ular com­munal ado­ra­tion before God. There we find people who speak of these small faith expe­ri­ences at their work­place and within their circle of family and friends, and in so doing bear wit­ness to a new close­ness between Church and society. They come to see more and more clearly that everyone stands in need of this nour­ish­ment of love, this con­crete friend­ship with others and with the Lord. Of con­tin­uing impor­tance is the link with the vital life-source that is the Eucharist, since cut off from Christ we can do nothing (cf. Jn 15:5).”

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