The Pope is holding some special audiences for the Year of Mercy. On April 9, he reminded us that “an essential aspect of mercy is almsgiving”. Below are added some passages from St Josemaria’s writings that may help pray about this subject.
Condensed from Pope Francis’ [...]
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What is mortification? It is a Christian practice that brings us closer to Jesus Christ, who suffered and died on the Cross for love of all men and women. Mortification means making little renunciations, whether internal or external, for love of God, in order to [...]
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Mumbai ( AsiaNews) - Rohan Aguiar is a Christian student, in his last year of engineering. At the beginning of Lent he wanted to make a corporal work of mercy, and so he went to the Bhabba hospital in Bandra district of Mumbai, to visit [...]
Tags: Youth, Service, Solidarity, India, sick, mercy
Video (Rome Reports). Before hundreds of thousands of people and a gigantic image of the Communist revolutionary fighter Che Guevara, Pope Francis delivered a homily that called on people to not forget the most vulnerable in society.
"Serving others chiefly means caring for their vulnerability. [...]
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Emily Marcucci, a Harvard grad from Massachusetts, has been married for 15 years and is mother to 8 children. "I would tell newly married couples to never stop working on making your marriage better and stronger with each passing day… It should be a daily [...]
Tags: Generosity, Children, Marriage, Service, Love, family, engagement, home-making
Pope Francis has announced a Jubilee Year of Mercy, and asks the faithful to practise the works of mercy during this year. What are they?
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“We need constantly to contemplate the mystery of mercy. It is a wellspring of joy, serenity, [...]
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Video (Rome Reports). With the summer heat kicking off in Rome, Pope Francis started off his general audience by making a few rounds in St. Peter's Square in the popemobile. He greeted the crowds and blessed several babies along the way.
In his catechesis, the [...]
Tags: Love of God, Sickness, Service, family, sick, Pope Francis
“The family is the wellspring of all fraternity, and as such it is the foundation and the first pathway to peace, since, by its vocation, it is meant to spread its love to the world around it” (Pope Francis, Message for the 47th World Day [...]
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Video. (Rome Reports). Pope Francis asked the thousands of pilgrims in St. Peter's Square for the Regina Coeli to participate in the Sacraments so that they can remain close to God. He said that it lets people receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit and [...]
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This past Tuesday (31 March 2015), the Incontro Romano celebrated it's 25th international Congress at Rome's Eataly on the theme of "The Power of Service: Empathy and Teamwork". Some 300 girls from all over the globe participated in the conference, some by submitting papers or [...]
Tags: Youth, Service, Holy Week