Consecrated Life

4TH SUNDAY OF EASTER: GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY AND WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS.


4TH SUNDAY OF EASTER: GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY AND WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS This coming Sunday is the Good Shepherd Sunday, which is at the same time the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. In the Gospel of the Mass (Jn 10:11–18), Jesus presents Himself as the Good Shepherd of His flock which is the entire human race, non-Christians included. As the Good Shepherd: He “lays down his life for the sheep”; He knows his flock and his flock knows him; []

53RD WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS. POPE FRANCIS’ MESSAGE.


POPE FRANCIS’ MESSAGE ON THE OCCASION OF THE 53RD WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS Dear brethren in Christ, on April 17, 2016, the fourth Sunday of Easter, the Church will celebrate the 53rd World Day of Prayer for Vocations. This year’s theme is: “The Church, Mother of Vocations.” Below you’ll find the Vatican-provided official translation of the Pope’s message: +++ The Church, Mother of Vocations Dear Brothers and Sisters, It is my great hope that, during the course of this Extraordinary []

PRAY FOR THE HOLINESS & FIDELITY OF ALL THE MEN AND WOMEN OF GOD.


PRAY FOR THE HOLINESS & FIDELITY OF ALL THE MEN AND WOMEN OF GOD   Nobody in this world is exempt from the snares of the devil and his temptations. As Jesus Himself was tempted in the desert for 40 days, MEN AND WOMEN WHO −FOR LOVE!−, HAVE GIVEN THEMSELVES FULLY TO THE SERVICE OF GOD, THE CHURCH AND ALL SOULS, (priests, nuns, monks, missionaries…) ARE NOT IMMUNE TO TEMPTATIONS OF THE EYES, THE WORLD AND THE FLESH. This inevitable fact should []

October 15. ST. TERESA OF AVILA. Virgin and Doctor of the Church


October 15 ST. TERESA OF AVILA Virgin and Doctor of the Church Dear friends, on Oct. 15, we will be celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Birth of St. Teresa of Avila, one of the greatest Spanish saints not only known for her outstanding works of mysticism but also of the reform she initiated in the Carmelite Order bring to the renewal of the entire religious and ecclesiastical community in the spirit of the Council of Trent,  all these without suffering numerous []