Selected quotes of Pope Benedict XVI offered daily for prayer and reflection….

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Purity of heart is what enables us to see.

'Jesus of Nazareth'


We ask Christ, to reign in our hearts, making them pure, docile, filled with hope, and courageous in humility.

Expo Bicentenario Park
León, Cuba
25 March 2012


Christian patience and constancy, are not synonymous with apathy or resignation; rather, they are virtues of those who know that they can and must not build on sand but on the rock; virtues of those who can respect the times and ways of the human condition and therefore avoid clouding the deepest expectations of the mind with utopian or transient hopes that subsequently disappoint.

St Peter's Basilica
16 December 2010