Pope: Mary’s assumption sign of hope, example for priests
CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (CNS) — The assumption of Mary is a sign of hope for all Christians that through baptism and by faithfully following Christ they will have eternal life, Pope Benedict XVI said.
“In the Virgin assumed into heaven we contemplate the coronation of her faith, of that journey of faith that she indicates for the Church and for each of us; she, who at every moment welcomed the word of God, has been assumed in heaven,” the pope said Aug. 15.
Pope Benedict, his right arm still in a cast, celebrated Mass for the feast of the Assumption in the tiny parish Church of St. Thomas of Villanova, just across the square from the papal villa at Castel Gandolfo.
In his Angelus address after the Mass, the pope tied the feast to the Year for Priests and asked the world’s priests to teach their faithful about Mary, using as their model St. John Vianney, the patron saint of parish priests.
A subscription is required to access this content.
Current online and print subscribers, click here to login and view this article.
Please click here to subscribe to the St. Louis Review. You may subscribe to the online edition only or both the online and print editions.If you already have a subscription and are still unable to access this information, please contact the St. Louis Review.
- Saintly pharmacist priest a shining example
- Pope: Crying out to God is sign of faith
- Crowds cheer as Pope Benedict arrives in Mexico as 'pilgrim of faith, of hope and of love'
- Pope visits quake zone to stengthern hope, faith for future
- Crowds cheer as Pope Benedict arrives in Mexico as ‘pilgrim of faith, of hope and of love’
- News »
- Pope Francis
- Consecrated life
- Living Our Faith »
- Church Teaching »
- Opinion »
- Special Sections »
- Calendar »