This collection of catecheses by Pope Benedict XVI taken from his Wednesday general audiences (30th November 2011 to 7th March 2012) concerns the prayer of Jesus.
As an inner fountain, prayer flowed through his life, relationships, and actions, guiding and strengthening Jesus in his generous submission to God the Father’s loving plan. Thus, Benedict XVI states that “Jesus is also the teacher of our prayer, indeed he is an active and fraternal support on every occasion in which we address the Father.
Pope Benedict XVI - Joseph Ratzinger
Pope Benedict XVI (Latin: Benedictus PP. XVI; Italian: Benedetto XVI; German: Benedikt XVI.; born Joseph Alois Ratzinger on 16 April 1927) is the 265th and reigning Pope, by virtue of his office of Bishop of Rome, the head of the Roman Catholic Church and, as such, Sovereign of the Vatican City State. He was elected on 19 April 2005 in a papal conclave, celebrated his Papal Inauguration Mass on 24 April 2005, and took possession of his cathedral, the Basilica of St. John Lateran, on 7 May 2005. Pope Benedict XVI has both German and Vatican citizenship. He succeeded Pope John Paul II. Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, was for over two decades The Prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith under Pope John Paul II. He is the author of Spirit of the Liturgy, Salt of the Earth, Introduction to Christianity, God and the World, Milestones, Called to Communion, God Is Near Us.