Apostolic zeal

2nd Sunday of Easter. CHRIST GIVES HIS MISSION AND POWER TO THE APOSTLES.


2nd Sunday of Easter. CHRIST GIVES HIS MISSION AND POWER TO THE APOSTLES. THE ONE AND ONLY TRUE CHURCH OF CHRIST. The Easter Octave has just concluded. The Church’s liturgy provided us to live with intense joy Christ’s Resurrection. From now on, throughout the Easter season, our Mother Church in her liturgy will unveil in our conscience the Mystery of the Resurrected Christ and of His Church into which we are incorporated through Baptism. We have to be responsible of these sacred []

Dec. 3: St. Francis Xavier, S.J., Priest. A Man with Great Apostolic Zeal.


Dec. 3: St. Francis Xavier, S.J., Priest. A Man with Great Apostolic Zeal   Born in the Castle of Xavier near Sanguesa, in Navarre, Spain, St. Francis Xavier (1506-1552) studied in Paris where he met Ignatius of Loyola and in 1534 joined him as one of his first followers, of the Society of Jesus, commonly known as the Jesuits. St. Francis Xavier had a great apostolic zeal, fruit of his profound interior love for Jesus, such that he wanted to make Him []

POPE FRANCIS IN UGANDA “TEACHERS, CATECHISTS: YOURS IS A HOLY WORK!”


POPE FRANCIS IN UGANDA “CATECHISTS: YOURS IS A HOLY WORK!”     Dear friends: Here is a Vatican translation of the address Pope Francis gave on the evening of Nov. 27, 2015, to a meeting of catechists and teachers in Uganda, taken from zenit.org. The meeting was held at the site of the first martyrdoms of the persecutions against the Church in Uganda. The Holy Father mostly followed the prepared text. Some of his off-the-cuff comments are included in brackets. In it, []

14th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B). APOSTOLIC MISSION, ZEAL AND DIFFICULTIES. “AND HE MARVELLED BECAUSE OF THEIR UNBELIEF (Mk 6:6)”:


14th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B). APOSTOLIC MISSION, ZEAL AND DIFFICULTIES. “AND HE MARVELLED BECAUSE OF THEIR UNBELIEF (Mk 6:6)”: The readings of this Sunday’s Mass revolve around a central theme: APOSTOLIC MISSION AND THE DIFFICULTIES ENCOUNTERED IN IT. In the 1st reading, Ezechiel was told by our Lord after being sent to the Israelites: “whether they heed or resist — for they are a rebellious house — they shall know that a prophet has been among them (Ez 2:5).” In the []