Thursday, May 05, 2011

Pope Announces Series of Catecheses on Christian Prayer

Pope Benedict announced at yesterday's Wednesday General Audience that he is beginning a new series of catecheses on Christian prayer. From VIS [NLM exmphasis]:

Today, Benedict XVI began a series of catecheses that will focus on the theme of Christian payer.

Addressing the pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square, the Pope explained that, beginning this Wednesday, "drawing near to Sacred Scripture, the great tradition of the Church Fathers, the masters of spirituality, and the liturgy, we will seek to learn how to live even more intensely our relationship with the Lord, as if it were a type of "School of Prayer".

"We know", he said, "that prayer should not be overlooked. It is necessary to learn how to pray, almost learning this art ever anew. Even those who are very advanced in their spiritual lives always feel the need to attend the school of Jesus in order to learn how to truly pray".

A very promising sounding series.

Of course, it goes without saying that for our purposes here, we will be particularly interested in the liturgical angles which the Holy Father refers to.

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