Guido Reni, The Descent of the Holy Spirit, La Discesa dello Spirito Santo, ceiling of the Hall of the Ladies (detail), 1608, fresco, Vatican Apostolic Palace, © Musei Vaticani
Clearly the most efficacious kind of prayer
for gaining the divine protection is prayer
that is offered publicly by the whole community;
for Our Redeemer said:
"Where two or three are gathered together for my sake,
there am I in the midst of them."
The situation, therefore, demands that Christians today,
as in the days of the early Church,
shall be of "one heart and one soul."
(Pope John XXIII, Encyclical Penitentiam Agere)
Under the direction of Paolo Ondarza
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