VIRGEN DEL ROCÍO, PRAY FOR US!


VIRGEN DEL ROCÍO, PRAY FOR US! Mother Mary, Our Lady of Rocío, as we await the commemoration of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, we ask you to obtain for us a great love for God here in this life and to lead us to our heavenly port. May a lot of people go…

4th Sunday of Advent. Mass and readings.


4th Sunday of Advent. Mass and readings. ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Roráte, cæli, désuper, et nubes pluant iustum; aperiátur terra et gérminet Salvatórem. Drop down dew from above, you heavens, and let the clouds rain down the Just One; let the earth be opened and bring forth a Savior. [–» Greeting] COLLECT Pour forth, we beseech you, O…

POPE FRANCIS’ ADDRESS ON GAUDETE SUNDAY 2018


POPE FRANCIS’ ADDRESS ON GAUDETE SUNDAY 2018 Dear brethren in Christ, below you have the  ZENIT translation of the address Pope Francis gave today, before and after praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter’s Square. Present on this Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday) were children of the Roman Oratories Center, and of the parishes and…

ST. AUGUSTINE ON AUTHENTIC HAPPINESS AND WORLDLY JOY.


ST. AUGUSTINE ON AUTHENTIC HAPPINESS AND WORLDLY JOY.   “What is it to rejoice in the ‘world’? It is to find delight in evil, in foolishness, in dishonorable and distorted things. In all these things the ‘world’ finds its joy … So, brethren, rejoice in the Lord [Philippians 4:4], not in the world. That is,…

THE NATIVITY SCENE OF OUR SCHOOL CHAPEL.


THE NATIVITY SCENE OF OUR SCHOOL CHAPEL. Thank God, Jesus is well-loved in our school. Everyday, when children and their parents arrive, they visit and greet Jesus in the school oratory with a short prayer and a genuflection. During this season of Advent, they also give Baby Jesus a loving kiss. Jesus, Mary and Joseph,…

JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH, MAY CHRIST’S LOVE REIGN IN OUR FAMILIES.


JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH, MAY CHRIST’S LOVE REIGN IN OUR FAMILIES.   The meme above shows a beautiful and doable quote from St. John of the Cross. The surest way to act is to sow Christ’s love especially in situations where discord, indifference and enmity abound. With patience and perseverance, when what is sowed is…

3rd Sunday of Advent. Mass and readings.


3rd Sunday of Advent. Mass and readings. In this Mass the color violet or rose is used. ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Gaudéte in Dómino semper: íterum dico, gaudéte. Dóminus enim prope est. Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice. Indeed, the Lord is near. [–» Greeting] COLLECT O God, who see how your people faithfully await…