A LENTEN PRAYER TO OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP.


A LENTEN PRAYER TO OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP. Mother of Perpetual Help, you have always been a good mother to us, overseeing our material and spiritual well-being. Pray for a spiritually fruitful Lent for us and for many souls. Help us take advantage of God’s Lenten graces and invitation to purify our heart and…

ST. AUGUSTINE ON KNOWING GOD AND KNOWING ONE’S SELF.


LET ME KNOW YOU, LORD, THEN I SHALL KNOW MYSELF MORE Inspiring words of St. Augustine from his book, Confessions. Let me know you, O you who know me; then shall I know even as I am known. You are the strength of my soul; make your way in and shape it to yourself, that…

POPE FRANCIS: LIKE JESUS, BE A WISE AND EXEMPLARY GUIDE OF OTHERS.


POPE FRANCIS: LIKE JESUS, BE A WISE AND EXEMPLARY GUIDE OF OTHERS. Below you have the ZENIT translation of the address Pope Francis gave March 3, 2019, before praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter’s Square. * * * Before the Angelus:  Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! Today’s evangelical page presents brief parables,…

MARY, MOTHER OF GOD, MOTHER OF MERCY.


MARY, MOTHER OF GOD, MOTHER OF MERCY. In Dives et misericordia, St. John Paul II wrote: “The Mother of God is also the mother of Mercy and the model for the Church. The Church “professes and proclaims mercy – the most stupendous attribute of the Creator and of the Redeemer – when she brings people…

8th SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME. Mass prayers and readings.


8th SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME. Mass prayers and readings. ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Factus est Dóminus protector meus, et edúxit me in latitúdinem, salvum me fecit, quóniam vóluit me. The Lord became my protector. He brought me out to a place of freedom; he saved me because he delighted in me. [–» Greeting] COLLECT Grant us, O Lord,…

POPE BENEDICT XVI ON LIVING THE SUNDAY MASS OBLIGATION.


POPE BENEDICT XVI ON LIVING THE SUNDAY MASS OBLIGATION. Dear friends, below you have an excerpt of Sacramentum caritatis, nn. 72-73, where Pope Benedict XVI underlines the very important reason of fulfilling the Sunday Mass obligation which is worth the read for its profound repercussion in our Christian life. +++ Iuxta dominicam viventes – living…

CARRY YOUR CRUCIFIX WITH YOU.


CARRY YOUR CRUCIFIX WITH YOU “YOUR CRUCIFIX. As a Christian, you should always carry your Crucifix with you. And place it on your desk. And kiss it before going to bed and when you wake up: and when your poor body rebels against your soul, kiss it again.” -St. Josemaria, The Way, 302. WE ADORE…

DO WE TREAT GOD AS OUR “PLUMBER”?


DO WE TREAT GOD AS OUR “PLUMBER”? During a friendly spiritual chat, a priest asked a young boy if he prays daily for his parents. The boy, a bit suprised, commented: –Why? Is there something wrong with them? Many times, we unknowingly behave like the young boy for we only remember God and pray to…