As usual we hear about a rather new Roman Station for today, 8th century, which is Santa Maria in Domnica. Cool fountain. Cool square-haloed Pope.
Today we hear from an Angelus of Benedict XVI.
Jesus’ struggle with the tempter preludes the great final duel of the passion, while the light of his transfigured body anticipates the glory of the resurrection. On the one hand, we see Jesus, fully man, sharing with us even temptation; on the other, we contemplate him as the Son of God who divinizes our humanity. Thus, we could say that these two Sundays serve as pillars on which to build the entire structure of Lent until Easter and, indeed, the entire structure of Christian life, which consists essentially in paschal dynamism: from death to life.