D - Horizons February ’08

"Lent is a privileged time of interior pilgrimage towards Him Who is the fount of mercy. It is a pilgrimage in which He Himself accompanies us through the desert of our poverty, sustaining us on our way towards the intense joy of Easter. Even in the “valley of darkness” of which the Psalmist speaks (Ps 23:4), while the tempter prompts us to despair or to place a vain hope in the work of our own hands, God is there to guard us and sustain us. Yes, even today the Lord hears the cry of the multitudes longing for joy, peace, and love. As in every age, they feel abandoned. Yet, even in the desolation of misery, loneliness, violence and hunger that indiscriminately afflict children, adults, and the elderly, God does not allow darkness to prevail. In fact, in the words of my beloved Predecessor, Pope John Paul II, there is a “divine limit imposed upon evil”, namely, mercy "(Memory and Identity, pp. 19ff.). (Message of his holiness - Benedict XVI - fort Lent 2006)

The 31st January (during a press conference), Cardinal Schönborn offered us wonderful horizons.
You will find after three important documents in Italian : the text that the Cardinal communicated to the press, the articles in the Osservatore Romano and in Avvenire (the most widespread Italian daily Catholic
A good preparation, dear friends. Looking forward to seeing you soon.
Fr Patrice Chocholski

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