Rorate Caeli

Children, observe the example of the martyrs

The disciple of Jesus does not respond to evil with evil, but is always an instrument of good instead, a herald of pardon, a bearer of happiness, a servant of unity. He wishes to write in each of your lives a story of friendship. Hold on to him, then, as the best of friends. He will never tire of speaking to those who always love and who do good. This you will hear, if you strive in each moment to be with him who will help you in more difficult situations.

I have come that you may know my affection. Each one of you is a gift of God to Mexico and to the world. Your family, the Church, your school and those who have responsibility in society must work together to ensure that you receive a better world as your inheritance, without jealousies and divisions.

That is why I wish to lift up my voice, inviting everyone to protect and to care for children, so that nothing may extinguish their smile, but that they may live in peace and look to the future with confidence.

You, my dear young friends, are not alone. You can count on the help of Christ and his Church in order to live a Christian lifestyle. Participate in Sunday Mass, in catechesis, in apostolic works, looking for occasions of prayer, fraternity and charity. Blessed Cristóbal, Antonio and Juan, the child martyrs of Tlaxcala, lived this way, and knowing Jesus, during the time of the initial evangelization of Mexico, they discovered that there is no greater treasure than he. They were children like you, and from them we can learn that we are never too young to love and serve.
Benedict XVI
Plaza de la Paz, Guanajuato
March 24, 2012

4 comments:

Woody said...

Blessed Jose Sanchez del Rio, boy Cristero martyr, pray for us!

acardnal said...

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Long-Skirts said...

Woody said:

"Blessed Jose Sanchez del Rio, boy Cristero martyr"

TEPEYAC
HILL

The dark Virgin
Of Mexico
Maria Morena
Now I know

The dark Virgin
Of Mexico
Maria Morena
The Aztec foe

The dark Virgin
Of Mexico
Maria Morena
Divulged Diego

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Of Mexico
Maria Morena
Guadelupe's expo

The dark Virgin
Of Mexico
Maria Morena
The bouquet couldn't blow

The dark Virgin
Of Mexico
Maria Morena
Revered Miguel Pro

The dark Virgin
Of Mexico
Maria Morena
Satan's vast woe

The dark Virgin
Of Mexico
Maria Morena
Confirmed Cristero

The dark Virgin
Of Mexico
Maria Morena
Empress aglow

The dark Virgin
Of Mexico
Maria Morena
Gratias in Deo!

Gratias said...

We give thanks for our Holy Pope Benedict XVI. We are not alone and have the Church and a wise man at the helm.

And thanks to the Rorate poet-in-residence too. Long-Skirts is a treasure.