29th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Mass prayers and readings.

29th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Mass prayers and readings. ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Ego clamávi, quóniam exaudísti me, Deus; inclína aurem tuam, et exáudi verba mea. Custódi me, Dómine, ut pupíllam óculi; sub umbra alárum tuárum prótege me. To you I call; for you shall surely heed me, O God. Turn your ear to me; hear my…

“I HAVE COME TO SERVE, NOT TO BE SERVED (Mt. 20:28).”

“I HAVE COME TO SERVE, NOT TO BE SERVED (Mt. 20:28).” “The Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many,” Our Lord said. As Christians, we need to follow Christ’s footsteps. Christ came to serve us and service supposes sacrifice and…

POPE FRANCIS: WHAT IS TRUE LOVE? AV Summary & text.

POPE FRANCIS: WHAT IS TRUE LOVE? AV Summary & text Dear brethren in Christ, below you have an excerpt of Pope Francis’ off-the-cuff remarks during his meeting with young people in his Pastoral Visit to Turin in June 21, 2015 which I think would help a lot in opening the eyes of young and old…

NOVEMBER 21: THE PRESENTATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

NOVEMBER 21 THE PRESENTATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY Today’s feast commemorates the commitment Our Lady made to the Lord when she was moved by the grace of the Holy Spirit during her childhood to consecrate herself completely to God (see Paul VI Apostolic Exhortation, “Marialis cultus”, 2 February 1974,8). “Mary’s complete dedication was efficacious,…

August 22: QUEENSHIP OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

August 22: QUEENSHIP OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY Today we celebrate the joyous memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Mother. It was instituted by Pope Pius XII in 1954 based on the fact that that Mary is intimately associated with the Redemption carried out by her Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ….

POPE FRANCIS ON THE KINDNESS OF LOVE.

POPE FRANCIS ON THE KINDNESS OF LOVE. As a continuation of Pope Francis’ explanation of the Pauline Hymn to Charity, he affirms in “Amoris laetitia,” nn. 93-94 that love, which is KIND, is at the SERVICE OF OTHERS. “’Patience’ is not a completely passive attitude, but one accompanied by activity, by a dynamic and creative…