Selected quotes of Pope Benedict XVI offered daily for prayer and reflection‚€¶.

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The Church
 


The Church, like the Virgin, does none other than show Jesus, the Savior, to everyone, and reflects to each one the light of his face, the splendor of goodness and truth.

 
Angelus Address
St Peter's Square
1 January 2007

 
 
 
The Church
 


Each one of us, according to his or her own vocation, is called to work diligently in the Lordís own vineyard so that all may be living members of his Mystical Body, which is the Church.

 
Address to Metropolitan Bishops
30 June 2006

 
 
 
The Church
 


Jesus, born of Mary, is the Son of God, the sole Savior of all people, living and acting in His Church and in the world.
The Church is sent everywhere in the world to proclaim this unique message and to invite people to receive it through an authentic conversion of heart.

 
Homily
Exaltation of the Cross
Lourdes, France
14 September 2008

 
 
 
The Church
 


The Church is that portion of humanity in whom Christ's royalty is already manifest, who has peace as its privileged manifestation. It is the new Jerusalem, still imperfect because it is yet a pilgrim in history, but able to anticipate in some way the heavenly Jerusalem.

 
Homily
Solemnity of Christ, King of the Universe
St. Peter's Basilica
25 November 2007

 
 
 
The Church
 


The Church has received the mission of showing all people this loving face of God, manifested in Jesus Christ...It is He Who will make us free to love as He loves us, and to build a reconciled world.

 
Homily
Exaltation of the Cross
Lourdes, France
14 September 2008

 
 
 
The Church
 


We are certain that the Lord Jesus will never abandon us in our quest for unity, since his Spirit is tirelessly at work to sustain our efforts in striving to overcome every division and mend every tear in the living fabric of the Church.

 
General Audience
St Peter's Square
7 May 2008

 
 
 
The Church
 


A community saved by Christ.
This is the true nature of the Church, which draws its nourishment from his Word and his Eucharistic Body.

 
Christmas Day Message
26 December 2006

 
 
 
The Church
 


The Church - and in her, Christ - still suffers today. In her, Christ is again and again taunted and slapped; again and again an effort is made to reject him from the world. Again and again the little barque of the Church is ripped apart by the winds of ideologies, whose waters seep into her and seem to condemn her to sink. Yet, precisely in the suffering Church, Christ is victorious.

 
Homily
Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul
St Peter's Basilica
29 June 2006

 

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