Image by Lawrence OP
"In today’s Gospel, Jesus invites us to be prepared, like the wise maidens, for the definitive encounter with him who will come to complete his work of salvation at the end of time. May the light of faith always guide us and may the gift of Christian love grow strong in our hearts and in our deeds as we journey to the eternal wedding feast"
– Pope Benedict XVI.
Detail from the mosaic frieze on the facade of Santa Maria in Trastevere in Rome.