"In the Eucharist you find the source of all your commitments in the following of Christ and in His adoration you purify your look on the life of the world. ...
A genuinely Eucharistic life is a missionary life.
In a world frequently disoriented and in search of new reasons to live,
the light of Christ must be taken to everyone. In the midst of the
men and women of today, be ardent missionaries of the Gospel,
supported by a life radically anchored in Christ!"
Pope Benedict XVI
Vatican City, 3 Feb 2011
Address to Emmanuel Community
Closing remarks: final General Audience of Pope Benedict XVI (2.27.13)
"I thank each and everyone for the respect and understanding with which you have accepted this important decision. I will continue to accompany the journey of the Church through prayer and reflection, with the dedication to the Lord and to His Spouse, with which I have tried to live every day until now and with which I want to live forever. I ask you to remember me before God, and above all to pray for the Cardinals, who are called to so important a task, and for the new Successor of Peter: may the Lord accompany him with the light and the power of his Spirit.
Let us invoke the maternal intercession of Mary, Mother of God and of the Church, that she accompany each of us and the whole ecclesial community; we entrust ourselves to Her, with deep confidence.
Dear friends! God guides His Church, he sustains her always, and especially in difficult times. Let us never lose this vision of faith, which is the only true vision of the Church and the world. In our heart, in the heart of each of you, may there always be the joyous certainty that the Lord is near us, He does not abandon us, He is near us and surrounds us with His love. Thank you!"
You have the pledge of our continued love and prayers!
"Love is never finished." ~ Pope Benedict XVI