POPE FRANCIS ON THE PARABLE OF THE BARREN FIG TREE.


POPE FRANCIS ON THE PARABLE OF THE BARREN FIG TREE. Here is a ZENIT translation of the address Pope Francis gave March 24, 2019, 3rd Sunday of Lent, before  praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter’s Square. * * * Before the Angelus:  Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! The Gospel of this Third…

A LENTEN PRAYER TO OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP.


A LENTEN PRAYER TO OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP. Mother of Perpetual Help, you have always been a good mother to us, overseeing our material and spiritual well-being. Pray for a spiritually fruitful Lent for us and for many souls. Help us take advantage of God’s Lenten graces and invitation to purify our heart and…

POPE FRANCIS’ MESSAGE FOR LENT 2019


MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR LENT 2019 “For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God ” (Rm 8: 19) Dear Brothers and Sisters Each year, through Mother Church, God “gives us this joyful season when we prepare to celebrate the paschal mystery with mind and heart…

LENTEN PRAYER TO SANTO NIÑO.


A SHORT PRAYER TO THE HOLY CHILD JESUS IN PREPARATION FOR HOLY WEEK. Holy Infant Jesus, as we joyfully prepare ourselves during this Lent to commemorate your Passion, Death and Resurrection, we ask the grace of radical conversion and a humble and contrite heart for us and for many souls. Grant us the courage to…

4th Sunday of Lent (B). MASS READINGS.


4th Sunday of Lent (B). MASS READINGS. First reading: 2 Chr 36:14–16, 19–23 In those days, all the princes of Judah, the priests, and the people added infidelity to infidelity, practicing all the abominations of the nations and polluting the Lord’s temple which he had consecrated in Jerusalem. Early and often did the Lord, the…

3rd Sunday of Lent (B) Gospel Reflection: ALLOW JESUS, THE DEFINITIVE TEMPLE, THE MEETING PLACE BETWEEN GOD AND HUMANITY, TO CLEANSE THE TEMPLE OF YOUR HEART (Pope Francis).


3RD Sunday of Lent (B) Gospel Reflection ALLOW JESUS, THE DEFINITIVE TEMPLE, THE MEETING PLACE BETWEEN GOD AND HUMANITY, TO CLEANSE THE TEMPLE OF YOUR HEART (Pope Francis). Dear brothers and sisters, Today’s Gospel presents the episode of the expulsion of the merchants from the temple (Jn 2:13-25). Jesus “made a whip out of cords…

3rd SUNDAY OF LENT (B). Mass readings


3rd SUNDAY OF LENT (B). Mass readings First reading: Ex 20:1-17 (Long form) In those days, God delivered all these commandments: “I, the Lord, am your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that place of slavery. You shall not have other gods besides me. You shall not carve idols for yourselves…