Fulfilling God’s Will

Pope Francis’ Homily ON THE ANNUNCIATION OF OUR LORD: A CELEBRATION OF THE “YES” OF MARY AND OF JESUS.


Pope Francis’ Homily ON THE ANNUNCIATION OF OUR LORD: A CELEBRATION OF THE “YES” OF MARY AND OF JESUS.     (NEWS.VA): “Yes”. For a Christian there is no other response to God’s call. Above all we must never turn away, pretending not to understand. On 4 April, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Lord, during Mass at Santa Marta, the Pope invited a “celebration of the ‘yes’”. On Monday morning, concelebrating with Francis were priests who, commemorating the 50th anniversary []

GOOD FRIDAY: “IT IS FINISHED (Jn 19:30).”


GOOD FRIDAY: “IT IS FINISHED(Jn 19:30).” “It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, while the sun’s light failed; and the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Then Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, ‘Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit!’…(Lk 23:44-46)”and said, “‘It is finished’. And bowing his head, he handed over the spirit (Jn 19:30).” “Now it is all over. The work of our Redemption []

The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ. THE AGONY IN THE GARDEN.


The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ. THE AGONY IN THE GARDEN. The Gospel of St. Luke 22: 39-46 recounts to us what happened after Jesus and the disciples observed the Passover meal: they went to Mount of Olives to pray. “And he came out, and went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives; and the disciples followed him. And when he came to the place he said to them, ‘Pray that you may not enter into temptation.’  And he []

Pope Francis: “Forgive as God forgives to the utmost.” LENT: A TIME TO FORGIVE AND FORGET.


Pope Francis: “Forgive as God forgives to the utmost.” LENT: A TIME TO FORGIVE AND FORGET. In his Tuesday, Marcy 1, 2016 Mass homily at Santa Marta, Pope Francis reminded us that Lent is a privileged time to  “PREPARE OUR HEARTS TO RECEIVE GOD’S FORGIVENESS – BUT LET US RECEIVE IT AND THEN DO THE SAME WITH OTHERS: FORGIVE HEARTILY.” “IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO FORGIVE, HOW WILL GOD FORGIVE YOU? HE WANTS TO FORGIVE YOU, BUT HE WILL NOT IF []