Pope Francis APOLOGIZING AND FORGIVING STRENGTHEN AND UNITE THE FAMILY. Dear friends, last Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, Pope Francis encouraged us to live the season of Lent as a privileged time to forgive those who have offended us and forget as well the injuries suffered, overcoming grudges but above all imitating God the Father who forgives and at the same time forgets our trespasses. With this advice, I remembered Pope Francis’ words pronounced in his General Audience last Nov. 4, 2015 when […]
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 […]
Pope Francis’ TOP 8 IDEAS IN HIS MESSAGE TO FAMILIES (Chiapaneca, Mexico) Beloved brethren in Christ, below you have the Vatican provided translation with the off-the-cuff remarks of Pope Francis in brackets, courtesy of zenit.org, in his message to the families at Chiapaneca, Mexico. I added titles to highlight Pope Francis’ 8 most important ideas in his message. It is a beautiful read recommendable to all parents and family members, young and old. God bless you and your family! See as well: […]
VALENTINE PRAYER AND GREETING TO ALL OF YOU WHO KNOW HOW TO LOVE TRULY: PARENTS, SPOUSES, CHILDREN, SIBLINGS, ENGAGED, RELATIVES, FRIENDS…EVERYBODY I […]
February 14 ST. VALENTINE Patron of Love, Young People and Happy Marriages. Dear brethren in Christ, HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! The entire world today celebrates Valentine’s day as a tribute to human love. Nevertheless, Valentine is a name of a Roman saint martyr included in the old Roman liturgical calendar (but is still celebrated in some localities although the 1st Sunday of Lent precedes over it) and is considered as the Patron of Love, Young People and Happy Marriages. Let us ask God […]
WHAT DO THESE PHOTOS TELL YOU? Dear brethren in Christ, I decided to write this post after coming across a picture in my newsfeed of Filipinos attending the Holy Mass inside a flooded church. Looking closely at the picture, I just can’t help but feel immensely edified by the firm faith of those people inside the flooded Church, waiting for the Holy Mass to begin. I searched further for more pictures on the web depicting for themselves their example of faith in […]
THE GOLDEN RULE “In everything, do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets (Mt 7:12).” Our Lord Jesus Christ gave us this “golden rule” which is a very useful criterion for our daily conduct and at the same time a guideline in our obligations towards our neighbor and the love we should have for others. However, it should not be interpreted superficially for it could become a selfish rule, that is, […]
LOVE FOR JESUS IN THE HOLY EUCHARIST: Over 1m Join Cebu Capitol Mass, Procession (51st IEC Philippines).
LOVE FOR JESUS IN THE HOLY EUCHARIST: Over 1m Join Cebu Capitol Mass, Procession (51st IEC Philippines) Dear brethren in Christ, great news for you. I was elated and grateful after having read that over 1 million people were present in the 51st International Eucharistic Congress Capitol Mass and Procession in Cebu, Philippines. The motive for this profound joy stems on the Filipinos’ public manifestion of their adoration and love for Jesus in the Holy Eucharist which I’m sure is very […]
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 […]