Friday, July 5, 2013

Christ is the Mirror in Which We Find Ourselves Fully Realized

Cardinal Robert Sarah, President of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, in prayer before the Holy Face of Manoppello June 30, 2013
photos by Paul Badde

Today is a great and marvelous day, Blessed be the Lord Forever! With the announcement of the canonizations of Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II, and the release of the Encyclical Letter Lumen Fidei (Light of Faith) of Pope Francis (completing the work begun by Pope Benedict) a new era is beginning in the life of the Church. "those who believe come to see themselves in the light of the faith which they profess: Christ is the mirror in which they find their own image fully realized. And just as Christ gathers to himself all those who believe and makes them his body, so the Christian comes to see himself as a member of this body, in an essential relationship with all other believers." (chapter 22 Lumen Fidei)

Cardinal Sarah preaching during the celebration of the Eucharist at the Shrine of the Holy Face of Manoppello