POPE FRANCIS CHRISTMAS 2017 URBI ET ORBI BLESSING.


POPE FRANCIS CHRISTMAS 2017 URBI ET ORBI BLESSING. For those who missed it, here is your great opportunity to receive Pope Francis’ Christmas 2017 Urbi et Orbi blessing where you can gain plenary indulgence fulfilling the necessary requisites. Below you have the English translation of the Latin text granting plenary indulgence. ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF THE…

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: WHY GO TO MASS ON SUNDAY?


POPE FRANCIS:  WHY GO TO MASS ON SUNDAY? Below you have Pope Francis’ Catechesis given on Dec. 13, 2017 Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! Taking up the series of catecheses on the Mass, today we ask ourselves: Why go to Mass on Sunday? The Sunday celebration of the Eucharist is at the center of the…

POPE FRANCIS: SUNDAY IS THE CHRISTIAN HOLY DAY PAR EXCELLENCE


    POPE FRANCIS: SUNDAY IS THE CHRISTIAN HOLY DAY PAR EXCELLENCE (Vatican Radio, Dec. 13, 2017)  Pope Francis continued his catechesis on the Eucharist at the Wednesday General Audience, saying Sunday is the Christian holy day par excellence. Please find below the official English-language summary of the Pope’s catechesis: Dear Brothers and Sisters:  Our…

POPE FRANCIS ON THE PARABLE OF THE SOWER.


  POPE FRANCIS ON THE PARABLE OF THE SOWER Here is the ZENIT translation of the address Pope Francis gave today, July 16, 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! When Jesus spoke He used…

POPE FRANCIS: “COME TO ME (Mt. 11:28).”


Pope Francis “COME TO ME ALL OF YOU WHO ARE TIRED (MT 11:28).” Summary vid + full text. OUTLINE When life becomes burdensome, Jesus tells us: “Come to me.” The temptation to enclose ourselves leading to sadness and prostration. It is not enough to come out of ourselves. It is necessary to know where to…

POPE FRANCIS: CHRISTIANS, BEARERS AND AMBASSADORS OF CHRIST.


POPE FRANCIS: CHRISTIANS, BEARERS AND AMBASSADORS OF CHRIST. (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis used his remarks ahead of the traditional Sunday Angelus prayer to reflect on the essential characteristics of Christian missionary discipleship, which he identified as being bound to Our Lord Jesus Christ and being bearers of Him – ambassadors of Christ, as St. Paul…