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By William Mahoney, Ph.D., Church Militant, April 1, 2020

Cdl. Gerhard Müller: ‘Time to renew our intimacy with the Lord’

SIENA, Italy ( – Cardinal Gerhard Müller, who ushered in the new year by trumpeting Christ as the antidote to the crisis in the Church and in the world, is offering a way to transform pandemic-related quarantines into means of growth in holiness.

In a Facebook post published Monday, Cdl. Müller addressed Italians, who have been hit especially hard by the virus.

Cdl. Gerhard Müller

Isolation at home, said Müller, “can be transformed into a moment of particular grace if we find time to renew our intimacy with the Lord by listening to His Word, by personal prayer and by meditating on the saving mysteries contained in the Stations of the Cross or in the recitation of the Rosary.”

“In these moments of great trial,” said Müller, “we, believers in Christ turn our gaze to our Lord and to His glorious Cross, confirming our adherence and belonging to Him — the one Savior and Lord of our lives.” 

Despair is not an option for believers, according to the cardinal, because “our life is stretched towards eternity and it is for this reason that in the face of these trials and tribulations we do not despair, certain that we are in God’s hands.” ….

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