Pope: Let Married Love Be Like the Sacred Heart's

VATICAN CITY, JUNE 1, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI today noted the beginning of the month dedicated to the Sacred Heart and encouraged married couples to make their love a witness to God’s love.

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The Pope offered this invitation during the traditional conclusion to the Wednesday general audience, when he greeted youth, the sick and newlyweds.

Married couples within the first two months of their marriage are invited to special seating at the audience and many attend in their wedding garments.

Referring to the beginning of June, the month dedicated to the Sacred Heart, the Bishop of Rome exhorted: “Let us often pause to contemplate this profound mystery of divine Love.”

He invited youth to enter the “school of the Heart of Christ” in order to “learn to assume with serenity the responsibilities that await you.”

“May you, dear sick, find in this infinite fount of mercy the courage and patience to fulfill God’s will in every situation,” the Holy Father said.

And he told newlyweds: “Remain faithful to the love of God, and may you witness to it by your married love.”

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