Evangelization

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, []

OUR LADY OF THE PILLAR. Patroness of Spain and of the Hispanic people.


October 12 OUR LADY OF THE PILLAR. Patroness of Spain and of the Hispanic people. Holy Mary of the Pillar, listen to our prayer while we celebrate your feast, Mother of God and Mother of men, Queen and Lady.  You, the joy and honor of the people, you are our sweetness and our hope. From your throne, you look, guard, protect us, Mother of Spain. Tree of life that Christ gave us, the blessed fruit of your virgin womb, remain with us []

PopeinUS : REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS! KEEP MOVING FORWARD TO PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL Homily, Canonization of Fr. Junipero (Sept. 23, 2015)


PopeinUS : REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS! KEEP MOVING FORWARD TO PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL  Homily, Canonization of St. Junipero Dear friends, during the canonization of Father Junipero Serra, Pope Francis encouraged the faithful to “rejoice in the Lord always!”, overcoming our tendency towards self-enclosure which leads to apathy. Rather, imitating the example of the St. Junipero, we can maintain our joy by going outside ourselves, give ourselves to proclaim the Gospel to the people around us for this is the only way []