Rorate Caeli

We cannot be silent about what we know


Most of the texts of the addresses and homilies pronounced by Pope Benedict during his trip to France are already available in the special Vatican website - including English translations for almost all texts).

We end this coverage remembering the words of Pope Benedict on Blessed Charles de Foucauld, from his meditation during the procession of the Blessed Sacrament, yesterday:
Blessed Charles de Foucauld was born in 1858, the very year of the apparitions at Lourdes. Not far from his body, stiffened by death, there lay, like the grain of wheat cast upon the earth, the lunette containing the Blessed Sacrament which Brother Charles adored every day for many a long hour. Father de Foucauld has given us a prayer from the depths of his heart, a prayer addressed to our Father, but one which, with Jesus, we can in all truth make our own in the presence of the sacred host:
“‘Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.’

This was the last prayer of our Master, our Beloved … May it also be our own prayer, and not only at our last moment, but at every moment in our lives:

Father, I commit myself into your hands; Father, I trust in you; Father, I abandon myself to you; Father, do with me what you will; whatever you may do, I thank you; thank you for everything; I am ready for all, I accept all; I thank you for all. Let only your will be done in me, Lord, let only your will be done in all your creatures, in all your children, in all those whom your heart loves, I wish no more than this, O Lord. Into your hands I commend my soul; I offer it to you, Lord, with all the love of my heart, for I love you, and so need to give myself in love, to surrender myself into your hands, without reserve, and with boundless confidence, for you are my Father.”
Beloved brothers and sisters, day pilgrims and inhabitants of these valleys, brother Bishops, priests, deacons, men and women religious, all of you who see before you the infinite abasement of the Son of God and the infinite glory of the Resurrection, remain in silent adoration of your Lord, our Master and Lord Jesus Christ. Remain silent, then speak and tell the world: we cannot be silent about what we know. Go and tell the whole world the marvels of God, present at every moment of our lives, in every place on earth. May God bless us and keep us, may he lead us on the path of eternal life, he who is Life, for ever and ever. Amen.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wonderful. God bless our Holy Father.

Iosephus said...

Beautiful

beng said...

WHY NOT STRAIGHT REBUKE. Give him a one-two a knee and a powerful straight!

All this sugar coating diplomatic styled speeches....


Subtleness should be left in the closet.

Antonio said...

Please, somebody tell me this is not true:
http://angelqueen.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=270030#270030

If it's true, then something must be done and quickly in "catholic" France.