Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Pope Benedict's homily at the basilica of San Gregorio al Celio

Refer back to last week's story HERE. This is the homily Pope Benedict preached at Vespers at San Gregorio al Celio on Saturday. 

Your Grace, 
Dear Brother Bishops and Priests, 
Dear Monks and Nuns of Camaldoli, 
Dear Brothers and Sisters, 

 It gives me great joy to be here today in this Basilica of San Gregorio al Celio for Solemn Vespers on the liturgical commemoration of the death of Saint Gregory the Great. With you, dear Brothers and Sisters of the Camaldolese family, I thank God for the thousand years that have passed since the foundation of the Sacred Hermitage of Camaldoli by Saint Romuald. I am delighted to be joined on this occasion by His Grace Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury. To you, my dear Brother in Christ, and to each one of you, dear monks and nuns, and to everyone present, I extend cordial greetings. 

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