Each week we let Saint Pope John Paul II share meaningful signposts to spark socio-economic resolves through justice and righteousness combined with mercy and compassion; in short, love. 

               “ Listen to him!

               __ Matthew 17:5; Mark 9:7; Luke 9:35; Matthew 3:17 (New International Version) 

Les Combes, Valle d’Aosta, Italy, 11 July 2004 | I greet with affection all of you who have come to Les Combes to share with me in our regular Sunday gathering at the Angelus. I warmly thank the Mayor of Introd and those who work with him for their courteous welcome. Thank you, regional and provincial authorities. My collaborators and I enjoy a peaceful stay among the charming mountains of the Valle d’Aosta. 

In this calm oasis, before the beautiful display of nature, it is easy to feel the benefits of silence, a quality that is becoming rarer and rarer today. The many opportunities modern society affords for relations and information sometimes risk leaving no room for recollection, even jeopardizing a person’s ability to reflect and pray. It is only in silence that human beings can hear in their innermost being the voice of God which truly sets them free. And holidays can help people rediscover and cultivate this indispensable inner dimension of human life. 

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JOHN PAUL II, ANGELUS, Les Combes, Valle d’Aosta, Italy, Sunday, 11 July 2004