Friendship

PARENTS, SPOUSES, CHILDREN, FRIENDS: WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR LOVE? APPLY THESE BEAUTIFUL TIPS FROM POPE FRANCIS.


PARENTS, SPOUSES, CHILDREN, FRIENDS: WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR LOVE? APPLY THESE BEAUTIFUL TIPS FROM POPE FRANCIS. +++ LOVE IS PATIENT. DO NOT ACT ON IMPULSE AND AVOID GIVING OFFENSE. BE COMPASSIONATE: accept the other person even when he or she acts differently than you would like. He has the right to live in this world just as he is (AL 91-92).   LOVE IS KIND. BE AT THE SERVICE OF OTHERS, HELP THEM, DO GOOD TO THEM even if you DO NOT []

POPE FRANCIS’ BEAUTIFUL HOMILY JUBILEE MASS FOR TEENS. MUST READ AND MEDITATE FOR ALL! ;D


POPE FRANCIS’ BEAUTIFUL HOMILY JUBILEE MASS FOR TEENS (MUST READ AND MEDITATE FOR ALL!).   Dear brethren in Christ, THIS IS A MUST-READ AND MUST-MEDITATE homily for young and not so young alike 😀   In this homily, Pope Francis touched on love, tenderness, friendship, freedom, self-giving, interior struggle, taking as point of departure Jesus’ new commandment to love one another as He has loved us.   Below you have the Vatican translation of the homily Pope Francis gave at the Mass []

POPE FRANCIS TO CUBAN YOUTH: On Social Friendship, Unity and Hope.


POPE FRANCIS TO CUBAN YOUTH: On Social Friendship, Unity and Hope Dear friends, below is the ZENIT transcription and translation of the  impromptu address Pope Francis gave in his meeting with young people in Cuba on Sept. 20, 2015. In it, the Holy Father encouraged the youth to dream, to open themselves to greater things, to overcome individualism, throwaway culture and social enmity amidst of the differences of thought; to cultivate instead social friendship and foster hope which gives strength and life, []

ON FRIENDSHIP, THE STANDARD OF THE DEVIL AND THE STANDARD OF CHRIST, AND TRUE HAPPINESS. Pope Francis’ to Youth (Paraguay, 12 July 2015)


ON FRIENDSHIP, THE STANDARD OF THE DEVIL AND THE STANDARD OF CHRIST, AND TRUE HAPPINESS. Pope Francis’  to Youth (Paraguay, 12 July 2015) Dear friends, I encourage you to read and meditate these wonderful insights of the Holy Father. In it, he speaks about friends, the difference between the standards of the devil and of Jesus, and where true happiness can be found. Happy reading and meditation! God bless you and your loved ones! ************* Dear Young People, I am happy to []

THE SECRET TO HOLINESS? LOVE!


Yes, LOVE! But don’t get it wrong. We are not talking here about  love as a mere feeling, nor an attraction….but rather of LOVE WHICH IS AN ACT OF THE WILL. Yes…LOVE can be shown and be present ─ even without experiencing any feeling─  because as an ACT OF THE WILL, a person who loves WANTS TO MAKE HIS BELOVED HAPPY, even though he doesn’t feel anything, and EVEN IF IT MEANS RENOUNCING ONE’S SELF TO MAKE THE BELOVED HAPPY. Yes…LOVE and []