Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Fr. Giussani and Lourdes

Lourdes is not the place of the perfect; it is a place of the sick, of those in need of grace, of those who ask that through their weak and infirm humanity, a ray of Christ’s divinity might pass, for themselves, for the men of the world, for their brothers. I would like to recall just one expression of Fr. Giussani’s then: “For the pilgrimage of life towards destiny, the human personality needs only something very elementary: a great simplicity of heart, a poverty of soul and spirit. Our Lady is the ‘type’ of this man traveling towards his destiny, of this new protagonist of time.”

From "Fr. Giussani and Lourdes: That Candle Is a Sign of our Faith", by Fr. Massimo Camisasca

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