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…

Sept. 15: OUR LADY OF SORROWS. “O sweet Mother! Font of love, touch my spirit from above, make my heart with yours accord. Make me feel as you have felt; make my soul to glow and melt with the love of Christ, my Lord (from ‘Stabat Mater’).”


Sept. 15: Our Lady of Sorrows Today’s feast has its origin in that Christian devotion which associates Our Lady with the Passion of her Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. Pope Pius VII extended this devotion to the whole Church and, in 1912, St. Pius X fixed the feast on this day, within the octave of…

August 9: SAINT TERESA BENEDICTA OF THE CROSS (Edith Stein).Co-patroness of Europe. Philosopher, Jewish convert, professor, Discalced Carmelite nun.


August 9: SAINT TERESA BENEDICTA OF THE CROSS (Edith Stein).Co-patroness of Europe. Philosopher, Jewish convert, professor, Discalced Carmelite nun.   Dear friends, today, aside from being the 19th Sunday of Ordinary time, is the feast of SAINT TERESA BENEDICTA OF THE CROSS (Edith Stein). Born into an observant German, Jewish family, but an atheist by…