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POPE FRANCIS ON HUMILITY, HUMILIATION AND HOLINESS If we want to be holy, we better start by being humble.


POPE FRANCIS ON HUMILITY, HUMILIATION AND HOLINESS If we want to be holy, we  better start by being humble.   Dear brethren in Christ, Pope Francis stressed during his Santa Marta Holy Mass homily (Feb. 1, 2016) of the INDISPENSABLE ROLE OF HUMILITY IF WE WANT TO BE HOLY, recalling the story of King David who acknowledged his sins, repented from them and asked pardon from God, taking advantage of the humiliation of his miseries in order to entrust himself more into []

THE FINAL JUDGMENT “He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead.”


THE FINAL JUDGMENT “He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead.” With the celebration of the Solemnity of Christ the King this coming Sunday, we are now in the final days before the end of the liturgical year. During the liturgical year, the Church commemorated the events of the History of Salvation while celebrating the mysteries of the life of Our Lord Jesus Christ starting from the preparation for His Coming (ADVENT) to His Birth and Hidden []

POPE FRANCIS’ INTERVENTIONS AT THE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES (Philadephia, Sept 26-27, 2015)


POPE FRANCIS’ INTERVENTIONS AT THE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES (Philadephia, Sept 26-27, 2015) Dear friends, below you have the two interventions of Pope Francis in the 2-day World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. The first is an improvised address because the Pope chose not to follow his prepared text; whereas the second, the Pope following his prepared homily, added off-the-cuff remarks. They are taken from zenit.org. Titles and highlights are mine. Happy reading and a blessed week ahead to you and your []

POPE FRANCIS’ MESSAGE ON THE 24TH WORLD DAY OF THE SICK. What is the Christian attitude towards illness?


POPE FRANCIS’ MESSAGE ON THE 24TH WORLD DAY OF THE SICK What is the Christian attitude towards physical illness? Dear friends, in the previous posts, we have tackled the topic on our vocation as Christians to follow Christ faithfully and the necessity of lovingly taking up his Cross daily. One of the crosses which Our Lord shares to us and lovingly puts on our shoulders is physical illness, whether one’s own or that of a loved one. HOW MUST WE REACT WHEN []

POPE FRANCIS ON FOLLOWING CHRIST: Being a disciple of Jesus means to take up one’s cross and accompany him in an uncomfortable path which leads to true freedom and full life with God.


POPE FRANCIS ON FOLLOWING CHRIST: Being a disciple of Jesus means to take up one’s cross and accompany him in an uncomfortable path which leads to true freedom and full life with God. Dear friends, in his Angelus speech last Sept. 13, Pope Francis, after recounting some Gospel passages of the corresponding Sunday Mass, reminded us of the following points  on what it takes to be a disciple, a follower of Our Lord Jesus Christ. He said: “To undertake the discipleship of []