Feb. 14: ST. VALENTINE


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August 27: ST. MONICA. Patroness of Mothers, Married Women and Widows.


  August 27: ST. MONICA. Patroness of Mothers, Married Women and Widows. Outline St. Monica’s sufferings as a wife and mother. The fruits of her perseverance in prayer. Prayer to Saint Monica Our prayer and gratitude for all wives and mothers. Today we celebrate the memorial of St. Monica. She is the persistent, determined, patient…

POPE FRANCIS: FAMILIES, GROW AND MATURE DAILY IN YOUR LOVE!


POPE FRANCIS: FAMILIES, GROW AND MATURE DAILY IN YOUR LOVE!   “THE TEACHING OF THE MASTER (CF. MT 22:30) AND SAINT PAUL (CF. 1 COR 7:29-31) ON MARRIAGE IS SET — AND NOT BY CHANCE — IN THE CONTEXT OF THE ULTIMATE AND DEFINITIVE DIMENSION OF OUR HUMAN EXISTENCE. We urgently need to rediscover the…

POPE FRANCIS’S ADVICE TO NEWLYWEDS AND MARRIED PEOPLE (June 1, 2016). THE SECRET TO A LONG-LASTING MARRIAGE? PUT GOD IN YOUR PERSONAL, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE!


POPE FRANCIS’S ADVICE TO NEWLYWEDS AND MARRIED PEOPLE (June 1, 2016). THE SECRET TO A LONG-LASTING MARRIAGE? PUT GOD IN YOUR PERSONAL, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE! Dear brethren in Christ, especially to you who are newlyweds and to all married people, here’s the secret to a long lasting marriage impregnated with real love! God bless…

POPE FRANCIS ON THE KINDNESS OF LOVE.


POPE FRANCIS ON THE KINDNESS OF LOVE. As a continuation of Pope Francis’ explanation of the Pauline Hymn to Charity, he affirms in “Amoris laetitia,” nn. 93-94 that love, which is KIND, is at the SERVICE OF OTHERS. “’Patience’ is not a completely passive attitude, but one accompanied by activity, by a dynamic and creative…

POPE FRANCIS ON THE PATIENCE OF LOVE.


POPE FRANCIS ON THE PATIENCE OF LOVE. In “Amoris laetitia” nn. 91-92, Pope Francis explains why love is patient which all members of the family should meditate upon. I quote: “This does not simply have to do with ‘enduring all things’… It refers, then, to the quality of one who does not act on impulse…

Summaries of Catholic Teaching. Topic 25: MARRIAGE


Summaries of Catholic Teaching Topic 25: MARRIAGE Rev. Prof. Rafael Diaz, Pontificia Università della Santa Croce (Roma) “The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life and which is ordered by its nature to the good of the spouses and the procreation and education…

AMORIS LAETITIA: AN INVITATION AND ENCOURAGEMENT.


AMORIS LAETITIA: AN INVITATION AND ENCOURAGEMENT “This Exhortation is especially timely in this Jubilee Year of Mercy. First, because it represents an invitation to Christian families to value the gifts of marriage and the family, and to persevere in a love strengthened by the virtues of generosity, commitment, fidelity and patience. Second, because it seeks…