21 May, 2013
The Church must bring Jesus to a humanity in crisis
Pope Francis puts his certainty of faith down to his grandmother, from whom he first heard the Christian proclamation; to a life changing encounter with Christ at age 17, through a unknown priest who heard his Confession; to his daily praying of the Rosary to his ‘Mother’, Our Lady and to allowing himself to be held in God’s gaze even when he nods off after a tiring day, while in prayer before the Tabernacle.
At 17: 30 the Pope entered the square on his jeep and for a full 30 minutes toured through the throng arriving half-way down the Via della Conciliazione to greet as many people as possible.
04 May, 2013
It would be a good idea, during May, for families to say the Rosary together. Prayer strengthens family life.
My thoughts turn to all who are unemployed, often as a result of a self-centred mindset bent on profit at any cost.
Dear young friends, learn from Saint Joseph. He went through difficult times, but he always trusted, and he knew how to overcome adversity.
Let us put our trust in God’s power at work! With him, we can do great things. He will give us the joy of being his disciples.
How marvellous it would be if, at the end of the day, each of us could say: today I have performed an act of charity towards others!
The Holy Spirit truly transforms us. With our cooperation, he also wants to transform the world we live in.
Join me in praying for the victims of the tragedy in Dhaka, Bangladesh, that God will grant comfort and strength to their families
Dear young people, do not bury your talents, the gifts that God has given you! Do not be afraid to dream of great things!
At this time of crisis it is important not to become closed in on oneself, but rather to be open and attentive towards others.
Let us keep the flame of faith alive through prayer and the sacraments: let us make sure we do not forget God.
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