Fr. Andrew Gawrych, C.S.C. | Feb. 27, 2013 | Congregation of Holy Cross
Besides the larger crowds, including the many cardinals and diplomats, there was not much else about the Angelus on Sunday or the Audience on Wednesday that screamed something truly historic, truly unprecedented was taking place. Both the Angelus and the Audience stuck to their basic scripts and lasted, more or less, their standard length. And afterwards, the crowds did not mill around much longer than any other week.
In a word, what was so extraordinary about the last two public events of Benedict XVI’s pontificate was just how ordinary, in a sense, they both were. It was that ordinariness that gave them their great beauty.