Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI is encouraging youth to get to know and fall in love with Christ, just as St. Catherine of Siena did in the 14th century.
The Pope made this invitation today, feast of St. Catherine, at the end of the general audience in St. Peter's Square.
St. Catherine (1347-1380) is a doctor of the Church whom the Holy Father presented as a model for youth, the ill and for newlyweds in his traditional greetings at the end of the audience.
"Fall in love with Christ, as Catherine did, so as to follow him with verve and fidelity," the Pope told the young people in the square.
And he invited the ill to "submerge your sufferings in the mystery of love of the blood of the Redeemer, contemplated with special devotion by the great saint of Siena."