Thursday, April 17, 2008

Spe Salvi Facti Summus: In Hope We Are Saved

Today, before a packed crowd at the new Washington Nationals' stadium, the Pope addressed American Catholics. He challenged us to give our contemporaries "a convincing account of the hope which inspires [us]."

Here is a part of his prayer:

"Those who have hope must live different lives! (cf. Spe Salvi, 2). By your prayers, by the witness of your faith, by the fruitfulness of your charity, may you point the way towards that vast horizon of hope which God is even now opening up to his Church, and indeed to all humanity: the vision of a world reconciled and renewed in Christ Jesus, our Savior. To him be all honor and glory, now and forever. Amen. "

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