UNBORN WORD of the day


Advent Silence
December 15, 2008, 11:43 pm
Filed under: Advent, John Paul II, Papal Quotes

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Fresco of the Annunciation at the Pantheon, Rome, 15th century

In a homily Pope Paul VI gave in Nazareth on January 5, 1964 he reminded us that:

“The silence of Nazareth should teach us how to meditate in peace and quiet, to reflect on the deeply spiritual, and to be open to the voice of God’s inner wisdom and the counsel of his true teachers. Nazareth can teach us the value of study and preparation, of meditation, of a well-ordered personal spiritual life, and of silent prayer that is known only to God.”

Thirty years later, when Pope John Paul II visited Nazareth he brought forth something else Pope Paul VI had said in that 1964 homily:

“Here in the town which Pope Paul VI, when he visited Nazareth, called ‘the school of the Gospel’, where ‘we learn to look at and to listen to, to ponder and to penetrate the deep and mysterious meaning of the very simple, very humble and very beautiful appearing of the Son of God’. ”  Nazareth: Pope John Paul II (homily) Solemnity of the Annunciation 25th March 2000


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