14th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B). OUR APOSTOLIC MISSION AND ITS DIFFICULTIES.


14th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B). OUR APOSTOLIC MISSION AND ITS DIFFICULTIES. OUTLINE CENTRAL IDEA OF TODAY’S READINGS: OUR APOSTOLIC MISSION. ALL CHRISTIAN FAITHFUL ARE CALLED TO BRING SOULS CLOSER TO CHRIST. WHERE? HOW? THE CRUCIFIED CHRIST WITHOUT ARMS. 1.      CENTRAL IDEA OF TODAY’S READINGS: OUR APOSTOLIC MISSION. The readings of this Sunday’s Mass revolve…

2nd Sunday O.T. Year B: “HERE I AM LORD, I COME TO DO YOUR WILL.”


2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B HERE I AM LORD, I COME TO DO YOUR WILL (Ps 39). OUTLINE Divine vocation: universal and particular. Summary of ideas of today’s readings Putting our part to discern our specific vocation and help others to do so as well. Generosity and coherence between our vocation and our…

BE HOLY, FOR I, YOUR GOD, AM HOLY (Lev 20:26, 1 Pet 1:16)


BE HOLY, FOR I, YOUR GOD, AM HOLY (Lev 20:26, 1 Pet 1:16) God is calling you to serve Him in and from the ordinary, material and secular activities of human life. He waits for us every day, in the laboratory, in the operating theatre, in the army barracks, in the university chair, in the…

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…

POPE FRANCIS: AIM WITH DETERMINATION FOR HOLINESS!


POPE FRANCIS: AIM WITH DETERMINATION FOR HOLINESS!   Dear brethren in Christ, Pope Francis wants us to respond to God’s call to holiness with determination for it is what would bring authentic happiness for God, for each one of us and for the society. Let us allow ourselves to be conquered by God’s grace, love…

POPE FRANCIS ON VOCATION: WHEN JESUS CALLS US…


POPE FRANCIS ON VOCATION: WHEN JESUS CALLS US… Dear brethren in Christ, all of us have a vocation, a calling from God: the vocation to holiness and apostolate, being instruments of God’s love and mercy. However, God calls some people to a particular vocation, whether as a priest, religious or lay apostolic celibate, or as a…

13th Sunday O.T. (C). GOD’S CALL AND OUR CORRESPONDENCE.


13th Sunday O.T. (C) GOD’S CALL AND OUR CORRESPONDENCE   DIVINE VOCATION AND GENEROUS PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE: these are the two main ideas highlighted by the 13th Sunday liturgical readings. JESUS INVITES US TO FOLLOW HIM AND THIS INVOLVES TREADING ALONG THE PATH OF RENUNCIATION. Following Him is much more than a euphoric moment: it is…