POPE FRANCIS’ APPEAL TO THE YOUTH: BE AUTHENTIC AND COURAGEOUS CHRISTIANS! A timely tweet of Pope Francis appealing to all young people so that they be authentic and courageous Christians, witnesses of God’s love and peace. Mother, Help of Christians, pray for all of us especially the youth!
5th Sunday of Easter: THE NOVELTY OF THE GOSPEL. JESUS’ LOVE: “AS I HAVE LOVED YOU” Dear brethren in Christ, today’s Sunday Mass highlights the novelty of the Gospel which restores all things −man, life, history, the entire universe−to God. Easter season constitutes the highest renovation and instauration of all things in Christ which, as fruit of His redeeming work of salvation, paved the way for the NEW MAN and the NEW CREATION: new heaven and earth, where God will dwell […]
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 […]
THE 7 CORPORAL WORKS OF MERCY: 1. Feed the hungry. 2. Give drink to the thirsty. 3. Clothe the naked. 4. Shelter the homeless. 5. Visit the sick. 6. Visit the imprisoned. 7. Bury the dead. The Catechism of the Catholic Church n. 2449 reminds us of what God said in the Book of Deutornomy 15:11: “For the poor will never cease out of the land; therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy […]
THE 7 SPIRITUAL WORKS OF MERCY. Dear friends, as we are in the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of mercy, it is worthwhile to review the 7 SPIRITUAL WORKS OF MERCY and examine ourselves if we strive to live them in our daily life: The spiritual works of mercy are: 1. To instruct the ignorant; 2. To counsel the doubtful; 3. To admonish sinners or correct those who err 4. To bear wrongs patiently; 5. To forgive offences willingly; 6. To comfort the afflicted; […]
Pope Francis SALVATION COMES FROM LITTLE THINGS. In his daily morning Mass homily at Santa Marta, Pope Francis reminded the faithful that SALVATION COMES FROM THE SMALL AND SIMPLE THINGS OF GOD. “When Jesus proposed the way of salvation, He never spoke of great things,” but about “little things.” These are “the two pillars of the Gospel,” that we read about in Matthew: the Beatitudes, and in chapter 25, the final Judgment, where Jesus says, “COME, COME WITH ME BECAUSE YOU HAVE […]
4th Sunday O.T. (C): JESUS CHRIST CAME TO SAVE THE ENTIRE HUMANITY. To accept Jesus as our Savior requires works of faith, hope and love.
4th Sunday O.T. (C) JESUS CHRIST CAME TO SAVE THE ENTIRE HUMANITY. To accept Jesus as our Savior requires works of faith, […]
PRAY FOR THE FRUITS OF THE 51ST INTERNATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS Let us pray for the fruits of the 51ST INTERNATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS in Cebu, Philippines, so that a lot of people would adore, respect and love Jesus in the Holy Eucharist and glorify Him by their works and by their life as committed Catholics. Cordially inviting you to visit and like our FB page inwww.fb.com/CatholicsstrivingforHoliness or sign-up to our website,www.catholicsstrivingforholiness.com, so we can have a wider apostolic reach and thus help more […]
JESUS DOES NOT WANT MERE ADMIRERS. HE WANTS ENAMOURED AND FAITHFUL FOLLOWERS. As a recently ordained priest, I came upon an article in a Spanish Catholic magazine, in which the author cited an idea which was engraved in my mind and which I have often used in my preaching. The idea, which he attributed to a German philosopher, is as follows: JESUS DOES NOT WANT MERE ADMIRERS. HE WANTS ENAMOURED AND FAITHFUL FOLLOWERS. Our Lord Jesus Christ came into the world to […]