18 February 2008

One cannot contemplate Mary without being attracted by Christ and one cannot look at Christ without immediately perceiving the presence of Mary.

Mary is a model of total self-abandonment to God's will.

[I]f the Lord's voice is to be heard, an atmosphere of silence is essential.

- Homily, 1 February 2008
Indeed, even though it may seem that the priest's life does not attract most people's interest, it is in fact the most interesting and necessary adventure for the world, the adventure of showing, of making present, the fullness of life to which we all aspire. It is a very demanding adventure; and it could not be otherwise since the priest is called to imitate Jesus, who "came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many" (Mt 20: 28).

- Homily, 1 February 2008