Forgetting one’s self

Pope Francis: “Forgive as God forgives to the utmost.” LENT: A TIME TO FORGIVE AND FORGET.


Pope Francis: “Forgive as God forgives to the utmost.” LENT: A TIME TO FORGIVE AND FORGET. In his Tuesday, Marcy 1, 2016 Mass homily at Santa Marta, Pope Francis reminded us that Lent is a privileged time to  “PREPARE OUR HEARTS TO RECEIVE GOD’S FORGIVENESS – BUT LET US RECEIVE IT AND THEN DO THE SAME WITH OTHERS: FORGIVE HEARTILY.” “IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO FORGIVE, HOW WILL GOD FORGIVE YOU? HE WANTS TO FORGIVE YOU, BUT HE WILL NOT IF []

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 []

“REMAIN IN MY LOVE…LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS I LOVE YOU (Jn 15: 9.12).” Christ’s love: A love that totally gives itself in concrete deeds and a love that forgives.


“REMAIN IN MY LOVE…LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS I LOVE YOU (Jn 15: 9.12).” LOVE THAT GIVES AND A LOVE THAT FORGIVES. In a post I uploaded several weeks ago in my Facebook page, someone commented in a seemingly incredulous and pessimistic tone: “Imitate Christ’s virtues?…Really?” Well, in the Gospel, Our Lord Jesus Christ reminds us once again: “REMAIN IN MY LOVE…LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS I LOVE YOU (Jn 15: 9.12).” “AS I LOVE YOU”: He told us the manner on how to []