13th Sunday O.T. (C) GOD’S CALL AND OUR CORRESPONDENCE DIVINE VOCATION AND GENEROUS PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE: these are the two main ideas […]
POPE FRANCIS ON THE MOTHER: “THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU ARE IN YOUR FAMILY AND FOR WHAT YOU GIVE TO THE CHURCH AND THE WORLD!”
POPE FRANCIS ON THE MOTHER. “THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU ARE IN YOUR FAMILY AND FOR WHAT YOU GIVE TO THE CHURCH AND THE WORLD!” On the occasion of Mother’s Day, I thought of sharing this beautiful catechesis of Pope Francis on the mother so that we, children, would realize the great love behind the “maternal martyrdom” and be thankful to our mother. Have a blessed weekend ahead celebrating the gift of mothers! God bless you all, beautiful moms and thanks for […]
POPE FRANCIS’ MESSAGE ON THE OCCASION OF THE 53RD WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS Dear brethren in Christ, on April 17, 2016, the fourth Sunday of Easter, the Church will celebrate the 53rd World Day of Prayer for Vocations. This year’s theme is: “The Church, Mother of Vocations.” Below you’ll find the Vatican-provided official translation of the Pope’s message: +++ The Church, Mother of Vocations Dear Brothers and Sisters, It is my great hope that, during the course of this Extraordinary […]
Pope Francis’ Homily ON THE ANNUNCIATION OF OUR LORD: A CELEBRATION OF THE “YES” OF MARY AND OF JESUS.
Pope Francis’ Homily ON THE ANNUNCIATION OF OUR LORD: A CELEBRATION OF THE “YES” OF MARY AND OF JESUS. (NEWS.VA): “Yes”. For a Christian there is no other response to God’s call. Above all we must never turn away, pretending not to understand. On 4 April, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Lord, during Mass at Santa Marta, the Pope invited a “celebration of the ‘yes’”. On Monday morning, concelebrating with Francis were priests who, commemorating the 50th anniversary […]
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 15:11: “For the poor will never cease out of the land; therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy […]
5th Sunday O.T. (C) ON PARTICULAR VOCATION: FAITH, OBEDIENCE AND GENEROSITY IN ANSWERING GOD’S CALL. Dear friends, today’s Sunday liturgy brings us […]
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 “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, […]
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Pope Francis on the Generosity of the Poor Widow. Dear friends: In yesterday’s Nov.8, Angelus Address, the Holy Father commented on the Gospel of the 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, denouncing the vices of pride, hypocrisy, and greed which are incompatible with Christian life. At the same time, he praised the trusting generosity and abandonment of the poor widow, characteristics which we should live in our daily life as Christians. Let us not be stingy in our self-giving to God and to […]