Pope Benedict XVI Quotes

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Pope Benedict XVI Quotes

You must know how to translate the indications of the word into daily witness, allowing yourselves to be formed by the word which, like seed sown in good soil, brings abundant fruit. Thus you will remain docile to the Spirit and grow in union with God, you will cultivate fraternal communion among yourselves and be ready to serve your brethren generously, especially those most in need.
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The Twelve Apostles are the most evident sign of Jesus' will regarding the existence and mission of his Church, the guarantee that between Christ and the Church there is no opposition: despite the sins of the people who make up the Church, they are inseparable. Therefore, a slogan that was popular some years back, 'Jesus yes, Church no,' is totally inconceivable with the intention of Christ. This individualistically chosen Jesus is an imaginary Jesus.

— Pope Benedict XVI

The word "brotherhood" is, to be sure, a fine word, but we oughtn't to forget its ambiguity. The first pair of brothers in the history of the world were, according to the Bible, Cain and Abel, and the one murdered the other.

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The new pope knows that his task is to make the light of Christ shine before men and women of world - not his own light, but that of Christ.

— Pope Benedict XVI

Friends, do not be afraid of silence or stillness. Listen to God. Adore Him in the Eucharist.

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Make sure that every person, of whatever background, can find in you a welcoming heart.

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We do not seek a Christ whom we have invented, for only in the real communion of the Church do we encounter the real Christ.

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Thanks to being profoundly rooted in Christ, he was able to bear a burden which transcends merely human abilities.

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Love is the very process of passing over, of transformation, of stepping outside the limitations of fallen humanity - in which we are all separated from one another and ultimately impenetrable to one another - into an infinite otherness.

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In Jesus Christ, God took on a human face and became our friend and brother.

— Pope Benedict XVI

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