Sanctification of ordinary life

POPE FRANCIS’ ADVICE TO THE SICK (JUNE 1, 2016)


POPE FRANCIS’ ADVICE TO THE SICK (JUNE 1, 2016) Dear brethren in Christ, in particular, those who are physically ill: the Church needs you! Don’t forget that you could help a lot of souls and convert your illness into prayer when you offer up to Our Lord all the suffering and pain which you are experiencing. As St. Josemaria always taught, the sick are the “treasure of Opus Dei,” for when they sanctify their illness, their prayers are so pleasing to God []

MAY 1, ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER. DON’T FORGET THAT YOUR WORK AND DAILY ORDINARY ACTIVITIES ARE A PATH TO HOLINESS!


MAY 1, ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER. DON’T FORGET THAT YOUR WORK AND DAILY ORDINARY ACTIVITIES ARE A PATH TO HOLINESS! As we prepare to celebrate May 1’s feast, St. Joseph the Worker (preceded by the 6th Sunday of Easter), during which the entire world celebrates the human activity of work, let us remind ourselves that WORK HAS A DIVINE, SANCTIFYING VALUE AS WELL, FOR WORK AND OTHER ORDINARY TASKS OF OUR DAILY LIFE ARE A PATH TOWARDS HOLINESS, TOWARDS SANCTITY. As Pope []

MOTHER ANGELICA: WORK IT OUT FOR THE MOST IMPORTANT TITLE!


MOTHER ANGELICA: WORK IT OUT FOR THE MOST IMPORTANT TITLE! M.D.? PH.D.? M.B.A.? D.D.?…and so on…Important degrees and titles, fruits of hard labor in order to perhaps succeed in this world. But what really matters in the end and which will mark a successful earthly sojourn which leads to everlasting happiness is the title, ‘ST.’, which God will place before our name when we reach heaven. With God’s grace, let us work it out and daily strive for holiness out of love []

Pope Francis: SALVATION COMES FROM LITTLE THINGS.


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 []

2nd Sunday After Christmas: GOD IS NEAR TO US, GOD IS WITH US!


2nd Sunday After Christmas: GOD IS NEAR TO US, GOD IS WITH US! Dear friends, today’s Sunday liturgy wishes to remind and encourage us of a very important idea: GOD IS NEAR TO US! HE IS WITH US! He is not a God who is indifferent with the plight of men, far from them but rather a loving and, merciful and approachable God who did not hesitate to be one like us, assuming our human nature in order to show us how []