4TH SUNDAY OF EASTER: GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY AND WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS This coming Sunday is the Good Shepherd Sunday, which is at the same time the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. In the Gospel of the Mass (Jn 10:11–18), Jesus presents Himself as the Good Shepherd of His flock which is the entire human race, non-Christians included. As the Good Shepherd: He “lays down his life for the sheep”; He knows his flock and his flock knows him; […]
PRAY FOR THE HOLINESS & FIDELITY OF ALL THE MEN AND WOMEN OF GOD Nobody in this world is exempt from the snares of the devil and his temptations. As Jesus Himself was tempted in the desert for 40 days, MEN AND WOMEN WHO −FOR LOVE!−, HAVE GIVEN THEMSELVES FULLY TO THE SERVICE OF GOD, THE CHURCH AND ALL SOULS, (priests, nuns, monks, missionaries…) ARE NOT IMMUNE TO TEMPTATIONS OF THE EYES, THE WORLD AND THE FLESH. This inevitable fact should […]
Sept. 23. St. PIO OF PIETRELCINA (Padre Pio), Priest, Capuchin, Franciscan friar. His Sufferings. Video summary and St. John Paul II’s Homily During His Canonization (2002).
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POPE FRANCIS IMPROVISED HOMILY TO THE CUBAN CLERGY AND RELIGIOUS (Sept. 20, 2015) On Poverty and Mercy
POPE FRANCIS IMPROVISED HOMILY TO THE CLERGY AND RELIGIOUS AT VESPERS (CUBA) On Poverty and Mercy Dear friends, below you’ll find the improvised homily of Pope Francis before the bishops, priests, seminarians and religious of Cuba when he presided the vespers of Sept. 20, 2015. In his address, he reminded them on the importance of the virtues of POVERTY which the laity can apply to their life as well for Our Lord taught us in the Beatitudes: “Blessed are the poor in […]
THE CHURCH IN THE PHILIPPINES BY THE NUMBERS. Let’s pray that God sends more holy and faithful vocations to priesthood, religious life and lay ministry in the Philippines to attend to all the 89 million Filipino Catholics. Regina Apostorum, ora pro nobis! PHOTO SOURCE: Santa Cruz Mission Parish
AUGUST 4: St. JOHN MARIA VIANNEY, PATRON SAINT OF PARISH PRIESTS. The Glorious Duty of Man: To Pray and to Love
August 4: ST. JOHN MARIA VIANNEY To Pray and to Love is the Glorious Duty of Man Dear friends, Happy Feast Day […]
August 4: ST. JOHN MARIE VIANNEY Patron of Parish Priests “Saint Jean-Marie-Baptiste Vianney [the Curè d’Ars], was born on May 8, […]
16th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B): THE TRAITS OF A GOOD SHEPHERD. The liturgical readings of this Sunday’s Mass revolve around the […]