POPE FRANCIS ON THE SOLEMNITY OF JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE


POPE FRANCIS ON THE SOLEMNITY OF JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE   (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis called for all the faithful everywhere to pray for persecuted Christians on Sunday. Speaking to pilgrims and tourists gathered beneath the window of the Papal apartment in the Apostolic Palace, which overlooks St. Peter’s Square, the Holy Father…

32nd Sunday O.T. (B): GENEROSITY AND COMPLETE TRUST IN GOD.


32nd Sunday O.T. (B): Generosity and Trust in God. Dear friends, today’s Sunday readings lead us to consider the importance of the virtue of generosity founded on complete trust in God. Both the 1st reading and the Gospel remind us of the generosity of two widows; whereas in the 2nd reading, of Our Lord Jesus…

ON HEAVEN (1): Never-ending Love and Happiness


ON HEAVEN (1): NEVER-ENDING LOVE AND HAPPINESS ALL OF US WANT TO BE HAPPY. One doesn’t have to be educated or brilliant to know and experience this profound aspiration in our heart (though countless philosophers and saints have affirmed and written about this e.g. Aristotle, St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas etc). THIS PROFOUND DESIRE FOR…

ON DEATH. The Falling Leaf


ON DEATH THE FALLING LEAF “Have you seen the dead leaves fall in the sad autumn twilight? Thus souls fall each day into eternity. One day, the falling leaf will be you.” (St. Josemaría, The Way, n. 736) Death is an unquestionable and indiscriminate reality. Yes, one day, it will be our turn: that falling…

POPE FRANCIS ON LOVE AND FIDELITY BETWEEN HUSBAND AND WIFE


POPE FRANCIS ON LOVE AND FIDELITY BETWEEN HUSBAND AND WIFE Dear friends, here you have a beautiful discourse on love and fidelity between husband and wife which Pope Francis gave in yesterday’s General Audience (Oct. 21, 2015). In it, the Holy Father insisted on the following ideas: The “promise of love and fidelity made between…

10 TIPS TO CHERISH YOUR MARRIAGE


10 TIPS TO CHERISH YOUR MARRIAGE Dear friends, I came across a post written in Spanish which I thought would greatly help all of you who are married. They are 10 tips from a psychological viewpoint written by Dr. Adrián Cano, of the Clínica Universidad de Navarra (Pamplona, Spain) which are worthwhile to consider and…

October 22 ST. JOHN PAUL II


October 22 ST. JOHN PAUL II “Everyone knows John Paul II: his face, his characteristic way of moving and speaking; his immersion in prayer and his spontaneous cheerfulness. Many of his words have become indelibly engraved in our memories, starting with the passionate cry with which he introduced himself to the people at the beginning…