POPE FRANCIS On Spirit of Service, Humility and Sacrifice


Pope Francis On the Spirit of Service, Humility and Sacrifice Dear friends, the Church rejoices with the canonization of its new saints, Blesseds Vincenzo Grossi, Maria dell’Immacolata Concezione, Ludovico Martin and Maria Azelia Guérin during the Mass yesterday October 18, 2015 in St. Peter’s Square. During the homily Pope Francis centered his thoughts on Jesus’…

29th Sunday of O.T. (B) SERVIAM! I will serve!


29th Sunday of O.T. (B) Serviam! I will serve! “Almighty ever-living God, grant that we may always conform our will to yours and serve your majesty in sincerity of heart.” Dear friends, the words written above comprise the opening prayer of this Sunday’s Mass in which our Mother Church wishes to remind us of our VOCATION AND…

October 15. ST. TERESA OF AVILA. Virgin and Doctor of the Church


October 15 ST. TERESA OF AVILA Virgin and Doctor of the Church Dear friends, on Oct. 15, we will be celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Birth of St. Teresa of Avila, one of the greatest Spanish saints not only known for her outstanding works of mysticism but also of the reform she initiated in…

DO PERFECT MARRIAGES EXIST?


DO PERFECT MARRIAGES EXIST? I’m inclined to think otherwise, in so far as the subjects are concerned, because we human beings are imperfect and so thus all human relationships… All marriages face difficulties, ups and downs, trials and problems,… “plates fly” in some marriages, as Pope Francis put it, simply because marriage consists of two…

POPE FRANCIS: On Parents as Co-creators With and Of God’s Love.


POPE FRANCIS Pope Francis on Parents as Co-creators With and Of God’s Love. Dear friends, in last Sunday’s Angelus, Pope Francis, commenting on the Gospel of the 27th Sunday of Ordinary time (Oct. 4, 2015) said that: Parents “PARTICIPATE IN THE CREATIVE POWER OF GOD HIMSELF. BUT BE CAREFUL! GOD IS LOVE, AND ONE TAKES PART…

Oct. 4: ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI


Oct. 4: ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI Dear friends, this year, the memorial of St. Francis of Assisi falls on a Sunday which takes precedence over it. Nevertheless, we could interiorly celebrate the feast of this beloved saint, a great example of self-forgetfulness, detachment and poverty such that during his life, a lot of people have…

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…