What was the Pope up to Today?

My family spent this Sunday going to mass, having a wonderful dinner with family, and swimming in the great outdoors!  The pool was a cool way to beat the incredible heat wave we’ve been experiencing in the South.

I found this neat, very short article today on Zenit.com.  The pope addressed pilgrims from the papal summer home, “Castel Gandolfo”(pictured above – in case you’ve never seen it).  Pope Benedict XVI encouraged parents to take their kids outdoors and to enjoy nature during this vacation time.  He said that we should seize the opportunity to teach our children respect for God’s creation.  We should also help them to see the “Grandeur of the Creator” in God’s handiwork.

Referring to today’s familiar gospel of the seed sown under different conditions, the pope says that Jesus often used creation to explain the mysteries of our faith.  He ended with this:  “May the images he uses become familiar to us,” he said. “Let us remember that the divine reality is hidden in our daily lives like the seed in the soil. May it bear fruit in us! I wish you all a good Sunday!”  

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About danardoyle

I am a Catholic, working wife and mother. I have three children ages 7, 14 and 21. I am extremely busy, as you can imagine. I aim each and every day to put God first in my life, to teach my children the Faith, to be a supportive spouse, keep the house in order, and do my job outside of the home well, too. That's an impossible task - without Divine intervention! Here, I hope to share my triumphs and struggles with other working moms in the same boat. I will share the tools I have discovered to making it all work - most days!
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2 Responses to What was the Pope up to Today?

  1. pattyabr says:

    So on Zenit.com can you see what the Pope says every Sunday? I’ll have to check it out. Nice post

    • danardoyle says:

      That, I do not know. I found it intriguing that the pope was vacationing and enjoying the outdoors just like us regular people this summer. Kind of neat!

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