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Saturday, May 28, 2011
VATICAN: POPE: HOSTS MARIAN GROUP FROM REGENSBURG
RADIO VATICANA REPORT: Pope Benedict XVI welcomed members of the Sodality of Our Lady, from Regensburg, in this Marian month of May. In his address the Holy Father reminisced about his childhood studies at the seminary of Traunstein St Michael in Germany where, at the age of 14, he was admitted to this association. The Pope spoke about his own devotion to the Blessed Mother and how the Sodality’s program stressing sanctification and special devotion is still very relevant today. The Holy Father went on to say that Marian devotion has paid a key role in church life for centuries because she shows us her Son, Jesus Christ. In his concluding comments Pope Benedict expressed the hope that this association's fervent devotion to Our Lady would strengthen and encourage a personal involvement in building the Kingdom of God.