ST. AUGUSTINE ON AUTHENTIC HAPPINESS AND WORLDLY JOY.


ST. AUGUSTINE ON AUTHENTIC HAPPINESS AND WORLDLY JOY.   “What is it to rejoice in the ‘world’? It is to find delight in evil, in foolishness, in dishonorable and distorted things. In all these things the ‘world’ finds its joy … So, brethren, rejoice in the Lord [Philippians 4:4], not in the world. That is,…

TRIALS, EFFORT AND VIRTUES.


TRIALS, EFFORT AND VIRTUES. Our life cannot be without sorrow, pain or worry. Nobody can expect to go through life without them. Nevertheless,  a Christian can bring out a lot of good from life’s difficulties, if he or she knows how to take advantage of them with the help of God’s grace. We cannot make…

POPE FRANCIS’ ADDRESS ON GAUDETE SUNDAY 2017


POPE FRANCIS:, GAUDETE SUNDAY 2017 PREPARE FOR CHRISTMAS WITH CONSTANT JOY, PERSEVERING PRAYER AND CONSTANT THANKSGIVING. Here is a ZENIT translation of the address Pope Francis gave today, Dec. 17, 2017, before and after praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter’s Square. +++ Before the Angelus: Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning!…

POPE FRANCIS: LORD, THANK YOU FOR LOVING ME!


POPE FRANCIS: LORD, THANK YOU FOR LOVING ME! Life presents its inevitable difficulties which may lead one to sadness and worse, to despair. Nevertheless, let us struggle against this vicious cycle and bear in mind that there is much more to our life than the adversities we face everyday such that in the midst of…