LORD, GIVE ME THE LOVE WITH WHICH YOU WANT ME TO LOVE!


LORD, GIVE ME THE LOVE WITH WHICH YOU WANT ME TO LOVE!   A short prayer which St. Josemaria told Our Lord Jesus Christ many times during his lifetime which we could pray as well, for the divine call of loving God with a total love and with our entire being can only be achieved…

Summaries of Catholic Teaching Topic 31: THE FIRST COMMANDMENT.


Summaries of Catholic Teaching Topic 31: THE FIRST COMMANDMENT Author: Rev. Fr. Javier Lopez The ten commandments of the Decalogue The first commandment Faith and hope in God Love for others out of love for God Love of self out of love for God Basic bibliography   1.      The ten commandments of the Decalogue Our…

DON’T FORGET THE SPIRITUAL WORKS OF MERCY!


DON’T FORGET THE SPIRITUAL WORKS OF MERCY! Dear brethren in Christ, during this Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pope Francis reminded us on many occasions of the necessity to live the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. Perhaps we may be doing already some corporal works of mercy. It would also be a great occasion…

POPE FRANCIS ON THE KINDNESS OF LOVE.


POPE FRANCIS ON THE KINDNESS OF LOVE. As a continuation of Pope Francis’ explanation of the Pauline Hymn to Charity, he affirms in “Amoris laetitia,” nn. 93-94 that love, which is KIND, is at the SERVICE OF OTHERS. “’Patience’ is not a completely passive attitude, but one accompanied by activity, by a dynamic and creative…

TAME THAT TONGUE: LET US THINK AND PRAY BEFORE WE SPEAK.


TAME THAT TONGUE: LET US THINK AND PRAY BEFORE WE SPEAK.   Pope Francis gave a very useful tip in our daily dealings with the people around us: “Take care of your speech, purifying your language of offensive words, of vulgarity and of decadent worldly expressions;” How many times we have regretted saying inappropriate words…

THE 7 CORPORAL WORKS OF MERCY.


THE 7 CORPORAL WORKS OF MERCY: 1. Feed the hungry. 2. Give drink to the thirsty. 3. Clothe the naked. 4. Shelter the homeless. 5. Visit the sick. 6. Visit the imprisoned. 7. Bury the dead. The Catechism of the Catholic Church n. 2449 reminds us of what God said in the Book of Deutornomy…

THE 7 SPIRITUAL WORKS OF MERCY.


THE 7 SPIRITUAL WORKS OF MERCY. Dear friends, as we are in the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of mercy, it is worthwhile to review the 7 SPIRITUAL WORKS OF MERCY and examine ourselves if we strive to live them in our daily life: The spiritual works of mercy are: 1. To instruct the ignorant; 2. To…

THE GOLDEN RULE.


THE GOLDEN RULE “In everything, do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets (Mt 7:12).” Our Lord Jesus Christ gave us this “golden rule” which is a very useful criterion for our daily conduct and at the same time a guideline in our obligations…