Jan. 18-25: OCTAVE OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY. AV prayer & text.


January 18-25 OCTAVE OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY AV prayer & text.   Dear friends, starting January 18, our Mother Church will dedicate an octave or 8 days of prayer for the unity of Christians. It is a fabulous occasion for us to pray for this intention which is Jesus’ prayer as well: “that they…

26th Sunday of O.T. (B): ON UNITY, SCANDAL & OCCASIONS OF SIN


26th Sunday of O.T. (B) ON UNITY, SCANDAL & OCCASIONS OF SIN Today’s Sunday liturgy presents to us a wide array of topics to consider in our Christian life. Nevertheless, we shall limit ourselves to 3 ideas mentioned in the title above. The 1st reading (Num 11:25–29) and the Gospel (Mk 9:38–43, 45, 47–48) warn…

POPE FRANCIS TO CUBAN YOUTH: On Social Friendship, Unity and Hope.


POPE FRANCIS TO CUBAN YOUTH: On Social Friendship, Unity and Hope Dear friends, below is the ZENIT transcription and translation of the  impromptu address Pope Francis gave in his meeting with young people in Cuba on Sept. 20, 2015. In it, the Holy Father encouraged the youth to dream, to open themselves to greater things,…