POPE FRANCIS ON THE SOLEMNITY OF JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE


POPE FRANCIS ON THE SOLEMNITY OF JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE   (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis called for all the faithful everywhere to pray for persecuted Christians on Sunday. Speaking to pilgrims and tourists gathered beneath the window of the Papal apartment in the Apostolic Palace, which overlooks St. Peter’s Square, the Holy Father…

POPE FRANCIS On Spirit of Service, Humility and Sacrifice


Pope Francis On the Spirit of Service, Humility and Sacrifice Dear friends, the Church rejoices with the canonization of its new saints, Blesseds Vincenzo Grossi, Maria dell’Immacolata Concezione, Ludovico Martin and Maria Azelia Guérin during the Mass yesterday October 18, 2015 in St. Peter’s Square. During the homily Pope Francis centered his thoughts on Jesus’…

29th Sunday of O.T. (B) SERVIAM! I will serve!


29th Sunday of O.T. (B) Serviam! I will serve! “Almighty ever-living God, grant that we may always conform our will to yours and serve your majesty in sincerity of heart.” Dear friends, the words written above comprise the opening prayer of this Sunday’s Mass in which our Mother Church wishes to remind us of our VOCATION AND…

Sept. 3: ST. GREGORY THE GREAT Pope, Monk, Doctor of the Church


  Sept. 3: ST. GREGORY THE GREAT Pope, Monk, Doctor of the Church St. Gregory I was born on 540 AD (exact date unknown) from a very wealthy Roman family. His father, Gordianus was a senator then Prefect of Rome and his mother, Silvia, herself a saint, was also well-bred and educated Gregory in the…

16th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B): THE TRAITS OF A GOOD SHEPHERD.


16th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B): THE TRAITS OF A GOOD SHEPHERD. The liturgical readings of this Sunday’s Mass revolve around the traits of JESUS AS THE GOOD SHEPHERD: whose “heart was moved with pity upon seeing the crowd like sheep without a shepherd” (Mk 6:34); who brings his flock to a “deserted place (cf Mk…