Mercy

TOP 12 IDEAS OF MISERICORDIAE VULTUS (FACE OF MERCY), Pope Francis’ Bull Of Indiction For The Extraordinary Jubilee Of Mercy.


TOP 12 IDEAS OF MISERICORDIAE VULTUS (FACE OF MERCY),  Pope Francis’ Bull Of Indiction For The Extraordinary Jubilee Of Mercy   Dear friends, on December 8, 2015, Feast of the Immaculate Conception and the 50th Anniversary of the closing session of the Second Vatican Council, the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy will commence with the opening of the Holy Door of the Basilica of St. Peter in Vatican City, as Pope Francis announced in the beautiful, poignant and powerful document in “Misericordiae Vultus”, []

Nov. 30: WHO WAS THE FIRST PERSON EVER TO LIVE THE SEASON OF ADVENT? Novena to the Immaculate Conception. Day 1


On Advent (4): WHO WAS THE FIRST PERSON EVER TO LIVE THE SEASON OF ADVENT? Novena to the Immaculate Conception.   In my weekly Catechetical Masses for Grade 4 students in the school where I am one of the chaplains, I always make it a point that the homilies are interactive: I ask the young girls some questions and they, in their candor and simplicity, –admirable traits of children which we adults should never lose –, excitedly reply to all my questions. []

POPE FRANCIS IMPROVISED HOMILY TO THE CUBAN CLERGY AND RELIGIOUS (Sept. 20, 2015) On Poverty and Mercy


POPE FRANCIS IMPROVISED HOMILY TO THE CLERGY AND RELIGIOUS AT VESPERS (CUBA) On Poverty and Mercy Dear friends, below you’ll find the improvised homily of Pope Francis before the bishops, priests, seminarians and religious of Cuba when he presided the vespers of Sept. 20, 2015. In his address, he reminded them on the importance of the virtues of  POVERTY which the laity can apply to their life as well for Our Lord taught us in the Beatitudes: “Blessed are the poor in []

POPE FRANCIS’ MESSAGE ON THE 24TH WORLD DAY OF THE SICK. What is the Christian attitude towards illness?


POPE FRANCIS’ MESSAGE ON THE 24TH WORLD DAY OF THE SICK What is the Christian attitude towards physical illness? Dear friends, in the previous posts, we have tackled the topic on our vocation as Christians to follow Christ faithfully and the necessity of lovingly taking up his Cross daily. One of the crosses which Our Lord shares to us and lovingly puts on our shoulders is physical illness, whether one’s own or that of a loved one. HOW MUST WE REACT WHEN []

#PopeFrancis: “IF YOU CANNOT #FORGIVE, YOU’RE NOT A #CHRISTIAN.”


POPE FRANCIS: “If you cannot forgive, you’re not a Christian” According to the Vatican radio, Pope Francis, -commenting on today’s Gospel passage, “Be merciful, just as also your Father is merciful (Lk6:36)”  in his September 10, 2015 Homily at Casa Santa Marta-, focused on mercy, peace and reconciliation as opposed to war and hatred. PEACE SAVES US AND MAKES US LIVE AND GROW He asked whether we are capable of accepting the gift of peace which we receive from Jesus and lamented []

“REMAIN IN MY LOVE…LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS I LOVE YOU (Jn 15: 9.12).” Christ’s love: A love that totally gives itself in concrete deeds and a love that forgives.


“REMAIN IN MY LOVE…LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS I LOVE YOU (Jn 15: 9.12).” LOVE THAT GIVES AND A LOVE THAT FORGIVES. In a post I uploaded several weeks ago in my Facebook page, someone commented in a seemingly incredulous and pessimistic tone: “Imitate Christ’s virtues?…Really?” Well, in the Gospel, Our Lord Jesus Christ reminds us once again: “REMAIN IN MY LOVE…LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS I LOVE YOU (Jn 15: 9.12).” “AS I LOVE YOU”: He told us the manner on how to []

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! (June 21, 2015): All fatherhood here on earth is a participation in God’s paternity. What does it take to be a good Christian father?… A lot!


HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! (June 21, 2015): ALL FATHERHOOD HERE ON EARTH IS A PARTICIPATION IN GOD’S PATERNITY. WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A GOOD CHRISTIAN FATHER?… A LOT! On June 21,  the Father’s day will be celebrated in many countries to honor a beloved person in our life: our father. Hence, I have thought of making a post regarding fatherhood or paternity in honor of the countless silent, kindhearted, firm and loving fathers everywhere living their lives for the sake of their []