.- During a Mass for the National Eucharistic Congress in Argentina, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Archbishop of Buenos Aires, called on Argentineans last week to âopen wide our heartsâ and âbe reconciled with our Father God.â
During the celebration, the Cardinal exhorted the faithful, âOpen your hearts, keeping your eyes on the Blessed Virgin and feeling the presence of Jesus in Eucharist, who has silently accompanied humanity during two thousand years.â
âLet us also open the hearts of our families, and feel the heartbeat of parents, spouses and young people, children and grandparents. Let us open our hearts as the faithful people of God on pilgrimage in Argentina under the mantel of the Virgin Mary of Itati,â the Cardinal added.
âBe reconciled with God, with yourself and with your brothers and sisters!â the Cardinal explained, saying, âThe Eucharist is the bread of reconciliation which penetrates the deepest corners of our hearts. And it nourishes and reconciles that interior place where a person is himself, and more than himself, because it is the dwelling place of God, where each heart is the heart of his entire family and his entire people.â
âA few hearts like this, which allow themselves to be fully reconciled, are enough, so that reconciliation might spread among all people.â
âRebellious and prodigal people, people that have suffered at the hands of robbers, people with a strong spiritual reserve, be reconciled with God!â he said. The Cardinal concluded entrusting âthis reconciliation which transforms the heart of individuals and peoplesâ to Mary of Itati. âShe invites youâ¦Be reconciled with God,â he concluded.