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Benedict on All Saints’ Day: “In the Saints We See the Victory of Love Over Selfishness and Death”
Catholic World Report ^ | 11/1/12 | Catherine Harmon

Posted on 11/02/2012 6:57:40 AM PDT by marshmallow

The Holy Father’s Angelus reflections for today’s Feast of All Saints are particularly beautiful. Below is an excerpt, but the full address is brief, so do read the whole thing:

In each of [the saints], in a very personal way, Christ was present, thanks to his Spirit which acts through the Word and the Sacraments. In fact, being united to Christ, in the Church, does not negate ones’ personality, but opens it, transforms it with the power of love, and confers on it, already here on earth, an eternal dimension.

In essence, it means being conformed to the image of the Son of God (cf. Rom 8:29), fulfilling the plan of God who created man in His own image and likeness. But this insertion in Christ also opens us - as we have said - in communion with all the other members of his Mystical Body which is the Church, a communion that is perfect in "Heaven", where there is no isolation, no competition or separation. …

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1 posted on 11/02/2012 6:57:43 AM PDT by marshmallow
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2 posted on 11/02/2012 6:18:26 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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