|Conversion of St Paul - Caravaggio|
Various reflections and posts from the blogosphere on the feast day:
- Catholic Culture.org - Feast of Conversion of St Paul
- egregious twaddle - Falling in Love again, and again and again
- iBenedictines - St Paul and Silence
- First Things - John Henry Newmans Reluctant Prayer for Christian Unity
- Blue Eyed Ennis - Feast of Conversion of St Paul
(Rome Reports - Only Video) Every year on this day, the pope prays at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome. With the pope were representatives of various non-Catholic Christian denominations of the Eternal City. This brief ceremony coincides with the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul and is the official conclusion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
Below is the text of his homily from Vatican Radio:
"Dear brothers and sisters! It is with great joy that I extend my warm greetings to all of you who have gathered in this basilica for the liturgical Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, concluding the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, in this year when we are celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Second Vatican Council, that the Blessed John XXIII announced in this very basilica on January 25, 1959. The theme offered for our meditation in the Week of prayer which we conclude today, is: "All shall be changed by the victory of Jesus Christ our Lord" (cf. 1 Cor 15.51-58).