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Pope Francis’ message for 2015 World Day of the Sick

The theme of Pope Francis’s message for the World Day of Sick being celebrated on 11 February 2015 is “I was eyes to the blind and feet to the lame,” taken from the book of Job. Please find below the English translation of the full text of the Pope’s message:  Sapientia Cordis “I was eyes […]

Pope at Santa Marta: Everything for the Lord and others

When the Church is humble and poor, then “it is faithful” to Christ, giving all it has for the Lord and others, leaving nothing for itself said Pope Francis at morning Mass in  Casa Santa Marta Monday. Pope Francis based his reflections on the Gospel of the Day which recounts the episode of the poor […]

How I met Pope Francis

During the week before the Canonization of John Paul II and John XXIII, members of Shalom Community from many countries, took part in a pilgrimage to Rome where they shared an unforgettable experience of being part of the Holy Church’s family and also as one big family Shalom. Among many other pilgrims, some of them […]

Friendship with God

“You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart” (Jer 19:13)  St Theresa teaches us that “prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God”. It’s a friendship with Him. Our motivation towards prayer must always be our love towards God. It is because we love Him that we […]

Pope Francis at weekly General Audience: the scandal of division

Pope Francis devoted the catechetical portion of his weekly General Audience on Wednesday to the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which this year is dedicated to a question taken from the First Letter to the Corinthians: “Has Christ Been Divided?”. The English-language synthesis, read out after the main reflection delivered by Pope Francis in […]

Greed destroys …says Pope Francis

(Vatican Radio) Greed, attachment to money, destroys people, destroys families and relationships with others: That was Pope Francis’ message this morning during Mass in Santa Marta. The invitation is not to choose poverty per se, but to use the wealth that God gives us to help those in need. Commenting on the day’s Gospel, in […]

Pope Francis: Mary’s faith unties the knot of sin

(Vatican Radio) Thousands of pilgrims were in Saint Peter’s Square Saturday evening to join Pope Francis in venerating the original statue of Our Lady of Fatima. The statue made its journey to Rome as the celebrations for the Feast of Our Lady Fatima, which is October 13. Pope Francis will preside over Mass on Sunday […]
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