53RD WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS. POPE FRANCIS’ MESSAGE.


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…

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…

Pope Francis on the Generosity of the Poor Widow.


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…

32nd Sunday O.T. (B): GENEROSITY AND COMPLETE TRUST IN GOD.


32nd Sunday O.T. (B): Generosity and Trust in God. Dear friends, today’s Sunday readings lead us to consider the importance of the virtue of generosity founded on complete trust in God. Both the 1st reading and the Gospel remind us of the generosity of two widows; whereas in the 2nd reading, of Our Lord Jesus…

Oct. 4: ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI


Oct. 4: ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI Dear friends, this year, the memorial of St. Francis of Assisi falls on a Sunday which takes precedence over it. Nevertheless, we could interiorly celebrate the feast of this beloved saint, a great example of self-forgetfulness, detachment and poverty such that during his life, a lot of people have…