Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Pope Benedict XVI's 3 Simple Rules for Holiness

On April 13, 2011 Pope Benedict addressed approximately 12,000 people in St. Peter's Square on how to live a holy life.  I liked them so much that I'm going to post them here:

1.  "Never let a Sunday go by without an encounter with the risen Christ in the Eucharist; this is not an added burden, it is light for the entire week.”

2.  “Never begin or end a day without at least a brief contact with God in prayer."

3.  "And along the pathway of our lives, follow the road signs that God has given us in the Ten Commandments, read in the light of Christ; they are nothing other than explanations of what is love in specific situations.”

He also went on to explain that we can learn a lot from the saints that have gone before us and that we are ALL called to holiness!

I first read this on a blog yesterday and sadly, I can't recall which one!  So, I googled it and found it on
National Catholic Register.

Today also happens to be L.A.C.E. Wednesday with my blogging friend Trish.  I've linked up with her today at  Please come and check out her site and the other lovely ladies who are linking up.

Whatever is..Lovely Admirable Cheerful Encouraging ~ LACE

Philippians 4:8 Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things.


  1. Its so simple and so true. Every since I read it, I think how true is that the Holy Spirit lives within our Holy Father! God Bless him and protect him always!

  2. Loved this Noreen! Thanks for your comment on my First Communion Resources, nice to meet you! I am a new follower:-)

  3. OOPS had to edit comment so that's why I deleted the previous one:

    Thanks for sharing our Holy Father's words and wisdom! I love learning about the saints with my children and having them as true role models for our family! God bless and thanks for sharing on NOBH!

  4. Thanks! I'd not have found this if you hadn't posted it. It's definitely a "keeper!"

  5. No problem Barb! I so agree that it's a keeper!

  6. Hello Noreen,
    I'm sorry I'm soooo late coming over here to thank you for linking with LACE!
    Blogger threw a spanner in the works!
    I love this quote from the Holy Father.
    So simple and to the point, but holding such a great deal of truth.
    It's true..we are all called to holiness.
    To be saints - big S or small :-)
    Thank you again , my friend.