POPE FRANCIS: SPORTS, TRAINING GROUNDS OF VIRTUES!


POPE FRANCIS: SPORTS, TRAINING GROUNDS OF VIRTUES! ZENIT.ORG: Pope Francis encouraged this in his appeal toward the end of today’s General Audience in St. Peter’s Square this morning, recalling that today marks the Third International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, proclaimed by the United Nations. “Sport is a universal language, which brings peoples…

January 28 St. Thomas Aquinas. CHRIST ON THE CROSS EXEMPLIFIES EVERY VIRTUE.


January 28 ST. THOMAS AQUINAS, PRIEST AND DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH Dear friends, today we celebrate the memorial of St. Thomas Aquinas (1224-1274). St. Thomas  received his education at the Abbey of Monte Cassino and at the University of Naples. In 1244 he joined the Dominican Order. Considered one of the greatest philosophers and theologians…

Nov. 10: St. Leo the Great. Pope and Doctor of the Church


Nov. 10: Saint Leo the Great Pope and Doctor of the Church St. Leo (d.461) was a vigorous defender of the unity of the Church and pushed back the onrush of the barbarians under Attila. During his pontificate, the Council of Chalcedon (451) defined that there is in Christ one divine person and two natures,…

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…

Oct. 4: ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI


Oct. 4: ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI Dear friends, this year, the memorial of St. Francis of Assisi falls on a Sunday which takes precedence over it. Nevertheless, we could interiorly celebrate the feast of this beloved saint, a great example of self-forgetfulness, detachment and poverty such that during his life, a lot of people have…