Of that Indispensable Spirit of Charity
In a discourse to Roman ladies " of Perpetual Adoration and the Work of the Assistance for Poor Churches," the Pope referred to the stale of the world and the need for mutual charity.
" In this poor world," the Holy Father continued, " divided by burning passions, morally disoriented, lacerated by inexorable strife, indispensable beyond every thing is an extraordinary effusion in souls, in all souls, of that spirit of charity that Christ came from the bosom of the Father to bring us.
" Now more than all exterior works, however beautiful and useful they may be, the need is imperious of a common effort, of an intense and continuous prayer of believing and 'loving souls to implore and obtain from the omnipotent mercy of God those victorious graces, which convince and conquer and also bend the most unflexible wills, which warm the coldest hearts, so that mutual charity and brotherly love of men among themselves may revive and flourish."
The Pope concluded: "Cease not your prayers until thc day when His mercy has heard them, and with the reawakening of the fire of charity in the hearts of men, may harmony return among peoples and the world be tranquillised in the order of peace."
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