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Published on May 24, 2012
"The Ascension tells us that in Christ, our humanity is brought to the heights of God, so every time we pray, the earth joins with Heaven" said Benedict XVI in his reflections before the Regina Caeli this Sunday, during which parishes worldwide mark the feats of the Ascension. He said "the Ascension of Our Lord marks the fulfilment of salvation which began with the Incarnation", it is "the ultimate act of our deliverance from the burden of sin". "So that when we raise our fervent and trusting prayer in Christ to the Lord, it crosses the heavens and reaches the Throne of God, it is heard by Him and answered". Following the Marian prayer Pope Benedict recalled that next Thursday is the liturgical memo ...