Hope

NEVER DESPAIR! “The Lord is kind and merciful!” “It is always possible to start all over, as long as we allow Jesus to embrace and forgive us (Pope Francis).”


NEVER DESPAIR! “The Lord is kind and merciful!” “It is always possible to start all over, as long as we allow Jesus to embrace and forgive us (Pope Francis).” Dear brethren in Christ, as I was doing my spiritual reading on Pope Francis’ new book, “The Name of God is Mercy,” the following words caught my attention and which I would like to share with you so as to encourage everyone that while we are alive, we should not give into despair []

JESUS IS OUR HOPE AND NOT THE WORLDLY GOODS. Pope Francis’ Address to Youth in Morelia, Mexico.


JESUS IS OUR HOPE AND NOT THE WORLDLY GOODS. Pope Francis’ Address to Youth in Morelia, Mexico Dear friends in Christ, below you have the Vatican translation of the Pope’s address at his meeting with youth this afternoon in Morelia, Mexico together with the ZENIT transcription and translation of his off-the-cuff comments in brackets. In his address, Pope Francis insisted that we must not put our hope in worldly goods: wealth, money, fame, branded clothes… JESUS CHRIST IS OUR HOPE IN THE []

CONVERSIONS DO HAPPEN WITH GOD’S GRACE, OUR LADY’S INTERCESSION AND MAN’S CORRESPONDENCE!


GOD’S MIRACLE IN THE CONVERSION OF A REBELLIOUS TEEN, DRUG ADDICT TURNED PRIEST. A True Conversion Story. Who’s that guy with the long hair in the picture Fr. Calloway is showing? It was he himself as a young adult immersed in the worldly pleasures! Dear friends, I came upon this video which I think is a MUST WATCH as it is a demonstration of God’s love, mercy and goodness through Our Mother Mary’s loving intercession! Fr. Donald Calloway tells us about his []

January 25 THE CONVERSION OF ST. PAUL.


January 25 THE CONVERSION OF ST. PAUL. “I know whom I have believed. I am sure that he, the just judge, will guard my pledge until the day of judgment (Entrance Antiphon 2 Tim 1:12; 4:8).” The 1st reading of today’s Mass taken from the Acts 22:3–16 recounts the conversion of St. Paul on his way to Damascus: Paul addressed the people in these words: “I am a Jew, born in Tarsus in Cilicia, but brought up in this city. At the []

ADORE, LOVE AND RECEIVE JESUS TRULY PRESENT IN THE HOLY EUCHARIST.


  ADORE, LOVE AND RECEIVE JESUS TRULY PRESENT IN THE HOLY EUCHARIST Today’s Gospel taken from the Gospel of Mark 3: 1-12, recounts how Jesus “had cured many and, as a result, those who had diseases were pressing upon him to touch him.” We do not have the same luck as those Jews who were able to physically see and touch  Our Lord Jesus Christ in person, but WE MUST NOT FORGET THAT JESUS, who lived more than 2000 years ago in []

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 []

December 18: Our Lady of Hope Mother, we entrust to you all parents expecting for their child!


December 18: Our Lady of Hope Mother, we entrust to you all parents expecting for their child! Today, in many places in Spain, Our Lady of Hope is celebrated, entrusting to her all expecting pregnant mothers who are waiting for the time of delivery. Furthermore, Seville, the traditional “besamanos”  (kissing of the hands) of Our Lady is currently underway, such that the iconic images of the city are brought down to the center aisle of the church where faithful devotees line up []

POPE FRANCIS ON HOPE & GOD’S MERCY: “Don’t panic! God is greater than our sins.”


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 []