ASH WEDNESDAY (Feb. 10, 2016 . Fasting and Abstinence*). WHAT IS LENT? WHY THE IMPOSITION OF ASHES? “RETURN TO ME WITH YOUR WHOLE HEART, WITH FASTING, AND WEEPING, AND MOURNING; REND YOUR HEARTS, NOT YOUR GARMENTS, AND RETURN TO THE LORD, YOUR GOD. FOR GRACIOUS AND MERCIFUL IS HE, SLOW TO ANGER, RICH IN KINDNESS, AND RELENTING IN PUNISHMENT (Joel 2:12).” These are the words we read in the liturgical rite of the imposition of ashes during this day which marks the […]
Pope Francis’ Homily at Santa Marta (Jan. 19, 2016): “NO SAINT IS WITHOUT SIN, NO SINNER WITHOUT A FUTURE.”
Pope Francis’ Homily at Santa Marta (Jan. 19, 2016): “NO SAINT IS WITHOUT SIN, NO SINNER WITHOUT A FUTURE.” In his Jan. 19 Homily at Santa Marta, Pope Francis recounted the vocation of David, as King of Israel and took advantage of the occasion of reminding us that ALL OF US “HAVE ALL BEEN CHOSEN BY THE LORD TO BE BAPTIZED, TO BE PART OF HIS PEOPLE, TO BE SAINTS” and that “THERE IS NO SAINT WITHOUT SIN AND NO SINNER WITHOUT […]
POPE FRANCIS ON CONFESSION AND CONFESSORS Dear friends, below you have a beautiful article regarding some ideas contained in Pope Francis’ new book, “The Name of God is Mercy” in which he gives important pointers for confessors and at the same time, wonderful ideas on the Sacrament of Mercy, the Sacrament of Confession. Regarding the insufficiency of the argument of a direct confession to God and about the importance of going to confession to a priest, Pope Francis said that PRIESTS AND […]
ON CHRISTMAS DAY: CONTEMPLATING THE BIRTH OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST “This day shall light shine upon us; for the Lord is born to us.” “This is the great announcement that moves Christians today. Through them it is addressed to all mankind. God is here. This truth should fill our lives, and every Christmas should be for us a new and special meeting with God, when we allow his light and grace to enter deep into our soul (St. Josemaria, Christ is […]
POPEFRANCIS ON CONFESSION: TOUCH THE GRANDEUR OF GOD’S MERCY IN THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION. Dear friends, let us heed the Pope’s advice to approach the sacrament of Confession these days and in this way we will recover a true interior peace and joy, experience God’s love and mercy but above all, make Jesus happy this Christmas for He will have a “place in the inn” of our heart, soul and life. Cordially inviting you to visit and like our FB page in […]
POPE FRANCIS ON HOPE & GOD’S MERCY: “Don’t panic! God is greater than our sins.” Dear friends, there is no reason for discouragement, despair and panic, in spite of our grave sins, and miserable and wounded nature, prone to defeats and errors! For God is a loving Father who never tires in forgiving those who contritely seek his divine mercy in the Sacrament of Reconciliation; who never tires of lifting up his child who has just fallen; who is always willing to […]
POPE FRANCIS ON CONVERSION: “WHAT SHOULD WE DO?” BE JUST, SHARE BASIC GOODS, NO KICKBACKS!, NO EXTORTION!
POPE FRANCIS ON CONVERSION: “WHAT SHOULD WE DO?” BE JUST, SHARE BASIC GOODS, NO KICKBACKS!, NO EXTORTION! Dear friends, in yesterday’s Angelus speech, Pope Francis exhorted everyone to live these following ideals in response to the question of the Jews to St. John the Baptist. We are encouraged to SHARE BASIC NECESSITIES, to say NO to ‘KICKBACKS” and NO TO EXTORTION. All of us are called to conversion and experience God’s mercy and forgiveness in the Sacrament of Confession or Reconciliation. For […]
INDULGENCES FOR THE EXTRAORDINARY JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY Dear friends, as Pope Francis underlines in his Bull, Misercordiae vultus,n. 22: “to live the indulgence of the Holy Year means to approach the Father’s mercy with the certainty that his forgiveness extends to the entire life of the believer. To gain an indulgence is to experience the holiness of the Church, who bestows upon all the fruits of Christ’s redemption, so that God’s love and forgiveness may extend everywhere. Let us live […]
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 signs of the presence and closeness of God. And the Jubilee is a favorable time for all of us because, by contemplating the Divine Mercy, which surpasses […]
TOP 12 IDEAS OF MISERICORDIAE VULTUS (FACE OF MERCY), Pope Francis’ Bull Of Indiction For The Extraordinary Jubilee Of Mercy.
TOP 12 IDEAS OF MISERICORDIAE VULTUS (FACE OF MERCY), Pope Francis’ Bull Of Indiction For The Extraordinary Jubilee Of Mercy Dear friends, on December 8, 2015, Feast of the Immaculate Conception and the 50th Anniversary of the closing session of the Second Vatican Council, the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy will commence with the opening of the Holy Door of the Basilica of St. Peter in Vatican City, as Pope Francis announced in the beautiful, poignant and powerful document in “Misericordiae Vultus”, […]