Quotation Explorer - 'Pope Benedict Xvi'

The love, loyalty, and dedication of Mary and Joseph are an example for all Christian couples, who are neither the friends nor masters of their children’s lives, but the guardians of this incomparable gift from God. - Pope Benedict XVI
Beauty, then, is not mere decoration, but rather an essential element of the liturgical action, since it is an attribute of God himself and his revelation. These considerations should make us realize the care which is needed, if the liturgical action is to reflect its innate splendour. - Pope Benedict XVI
The human person finds his perfection "in seeking and loving what is true and good. - Pope Benedict XVI
So Jesus in the throes of his Passion is an image of hope: God is on the side of those who suffer. - Pope Benedict XVI
If you follow the will of God, you know that in spite of all the terrible things that happen to you, you will never lose a final refuge. You know that the foundation of the world is love, so that even when no human being can or will help you, you may go on, trusting in the One that loves you. - Pope Benedict XVI
One who has hope lives differently. - Pope Benedict XVI
We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution. Each of us is the result of a thought of God. - Pope Benedict XVI
Evil draws its power from indecision and concern for what other people think. - Pope Benedict XVI
God is our Father and loves us, even when his silence remains incomprehensible. - Pope Benedict XVI
It is theologically and anthropologically important for woman to be at the center of Christianity. Through Mary, and the other holy women, the feminine element stands at the heart of the Christian religion. - Pope Benedict XVI
The human spirit is so utterly one with the body that the term "form" can be used of the body and retain its proper meaning. Conversely, the form of the body is spirit, and this is what makes the human being a person. - Pope Benedict XVI
Morality is not man's prison but rather the divine element in him. - Pope Benedict XVI
Creation exists to be a place for the covenant that God wants to make with man. The goal of creation is the covenant, the love story of God and man. - Pope Benedict XVI
The world offers you comfort. But you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness - Pope Benedict XVI
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