I do something different with today’s podcast, which is slightly longer than the rest. As usual we hear about the Roman Station, the fascinating San Clemente near the Colosseum. We also have the Collects for the Ordinary and Extraordinary form of the Roman Rite.
Then, however, we hear the last Sunday Angelus of Benedict XVI as Pope, from 24 February, the Second Sunday of Lent:
I feel that this Word of God is particularly directed at me, at this point in my life. The Lord is calling me to “climb the mountain”, to devote myself even more to prayer and meditation. But this does not mean abandoning the Church, indeed, if God is asking me to do this it is so that I can continue to serve the Church with the same dedication and the same love with which I have done thus far, but in a way that is better suited to my age and my strength. Let us invoke the intercession of the Virgin Mary: may she always help us all to follow the Lord Jesus in prayer and works of charity.