POPE FRANCIS: “WHY A JUBILEE OF MERCY?”


POPE FRANCIS: “WHY A JUBILEE OF MERCY?” Dear friends, in yesterday’s General Audience, Pope Francis beautifully explained the reasons why we are celebrating this year a Jubilee of Mercy. He underlined the following ideas which are worthwhile to reflect upon in our personal prayer. “The Church is called to offer her particular contribution, rendering visible the…

August 4: ST. JOHN MARIA VIANNEY, Patron Saint of Parish Priests


  August 4: ST. JOHN MARIE VIANNEY Patron of Parish Priests “Saint Jean-Marie-Baptiste Vianney [the Curè d’Ars], was born on May 8, 1786 near Lyons, France. Nearly refused admittance into the seminary due to ‘his ignorance,’ then denied ordination for failing the exam, a good bishop finally recognized the sanctity of our simple Saint. ‘He…