Thursday, February 14, 2013

Pontiff's new home nearby

Nun describes simplicity of Pope's retirement monastery
Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in the Vatican Gardens, where Pope Benedict XVI will retire, in a picture taken in January 2011. CNS photo / Mark Kortum, Reuters.
Catholic News Agency has a story about Benedict XVI's retirement home.

One of the nuns who lived until a few months ago in the monastery where the Pope will retire says his choice shows his "great simplicity" because it "is not a work of art or comparable with other Vatican buildings."

"His decision to retire has surprised me, but he is very brave, although he is fragile and elderly," said the nun from the Order of the Visitation of Holy Mary, who requested anonymity because of her cloistered life.

For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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