· Vatican City ·

Pope’s words of introduction to the Marian Prayer

God wants to dwell in our ‘inner stables’

cq5dam.thumbnail.cropped.500.281.jpeg
07 January 2022
God comes to dwell in our “dark areas”, in our “inner stables”, Pope Francis told the faithful gathered in Saint Peter’s Square for the Angelus, on Sunday, 2 January, as he reflected on the day’s Gospel passage of John. The following is a translation of his words. Dear Brothers and Sisters, Buongiorno! The Gospel of today’s Liturgy offers us a beautiful phrase that we always pray in the Angelus and which, on its own, reveals to us the meaning of Christmas. It says, “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (Jn 1:14). The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. If we think about it, these words contain a paradox. They bring together two opposing realities: the Word and the flesh. “Word” indicates that Jesus is the eternal Word of the Father, an infinite Word, existing from all time, before all created things; “flesh”, on the other hand, ...

This content is reserved for Subscribers

paywall-offer
Dear Reader,
access to all editions of L’Osservatore Romano is reserved for Subscribers.