The tyranny of curiosity

Who's your little brother?

Wanting to Help Without Knowing How

Respect for people and their property
The seventh commandment prohibits theft, that is to say, the usurping of the alien good against the reasonable will of its owner.

They’ve Seen me Cross
Today, I would like to tell you a story, I know that I am living the process, but that is just why I’m telling it. I would like to write the ending in the future.

5 Irrefutable Arguments in the Defense of Life
Human life begins at the time of conception, this is a scientific fact.

What Youth Ministry?
Christ, the pastoral and the young.

Lord, are you really going to make it in time?

Applause that are convictions
The Exaltation or the rehabilitation of characters who have been responsible for serious crimes and condemned in the past.

Applause that are convictions
The Exaltation or the rehabilitation of characters who have been responsible for serious crimes and condemned in the past.

With God Not everything is just a Click Away
3 tips to improve your relationship with Him.

The biggest gift is called FORGIVENESS
New film by Juan Manuel Cotelo

Up Against the Narrow Gate
Luke 13:22-30

A young man in Washington, D.C.
The Faith-Filled Words That Changed a Young Man’s Life

Childlike Trust
Mark 9:30-37

Pope Francis' advice for Arturo
Arturo Anastasio of Rome Reports who is soon-to-be-married

Families in Croke Park join Pope in official prayer for WMOF
Official Family Prayer for World Meeting of Families 2018

Fellowship with Christ
Mark 6:30-34

My Lord and My God.
John 20:24-29

Intimate Friendship with the Lord
John 15:9-17

The Spirit’s Witness
John 15:26-16:4a

10 Survival Tips for Catholic Young Adults
There are times, as a young Catholic, when we can feel a little alone.

The Thrill of Following Christ
Life becomes a thrill when we look for new and better ways to love.

Fr Rob Galea
My Story: A Documentary - Fr Rob Galea

Show How Much I Love Them
Our Goal is to Show God´s Love.


Sr Clare Crokett
The film “All or Nothing: Sr. Clare Crockett”

He is there for you
Do you feel that nobody understands you?

Fist of St Joseph
A Spiritual Heore

Follow Christ
Have we ever thought about what it means to follow Christ?

Prayer is in the Heart of Man
More than once I have been asked by people how to pray

How to Improve your Lent?
What have you done this lent?

The Rules of Engagement, His Way
The disciples approached Jesus and said, “Why do you speak to the crowd in parables?” — Mt: 13:10

Keep it Simple
God so loved the world that he gave his only Son. Jn 3:16-18

Our Daily Dust
Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.

Best tips for praying Rosary
Do you know how to pray it?

Walking with Christ
Christ comes out to our encounter

5 Ways to be Mad at God & to Open Up to Him in Prayer
Meaning of Suffering,Prayer

Speaking from the Heart of Christ
Luke 2:22-40

Priceless Gift
A Beatiful Poem to our Lord

Cristo Rey Network
The Corporate Work Study Program began in the mid-1990s

The Gaze of Mercy
“When you give me your sins, you give me the joy of being your savior.”

Relish the Rosary
The rosary is a very easy prayer to “do” rather than “pray.”

Indigenous Peruvian seminarian eager to see Pope Francis
Come to preach the Word of God or evangelize, teach that we are all children of God, as Christians.

Coco and the Communion of Saints
Coco reminds us that there is a world beyond the physical.

Pope lands in Chile
The First Official Encounter of the Apostolic Visit to Chile.

These 3 Prayers Will Help
The prayers of Dietruch Bonhoeffer

Touching the Lord
Mark 3:7-12

An Existential Question in Cyberspace
What is life?

To Be Free to Love
Mark 1:40-45

Jesus at Prayer
Mark 1:29-39

The Silence during the Mass
Silence is the availability to listen the voice of Holy Spirit.

The beauty of hell
Without prayer, the human reason is just insufficient. Even faith without prayer remains impossible to be accepted.

Trust is Greater than Certainty
Trust thrusts us into God’s arms.

The World Needs Stable Families
The stability of the Family is integral for the future.

To Go Up, We Must Lower Ourselves
Mark 1: 7-11

The Steep and Thorny Road of Truth
Mark 1:21-28, Jesus, Capernaum, sabbath, Holy, One, God

A Man and His Friends
Mark 2:1-12

Yearning for Christ
Mark 1:7-11

The Right Word at the Right Time
John 1: 35-42,

He Knows You Already
John 1: 43-51

Sin separates us from both God and neighbor.
Sin always severs the relationship with our brothers, the relationship with family.

Devotion to Mary is a must
Devotion to Mary is not spiritual etiquette; it is a requirement of the Christian life.

Honest to God
God is Truth, he is never passive.

An Emergency Fund
What is an Emergency Fund and How to Start One.

Be Inspired!
John 1:29-34,

A Child and Wonder
Luke 2:36-40 ,

In the Spirit
Luke 2:22-35,

Angel Wings
Matthew 2:13-18, child, Egypt, Joseph

Eager Heart
John 20:1a and 2-8

We see Jesus in every suffering child
In the Baby Jesus the love of God made man for us.

“I’ll Pray For You”
By praying with someone right there and then,we tangibly demonstrate our love for them.

The Power of Witness
Mt 10:17-22

Eucharistic Majesty
The Eucharist is at the heart of our Catholic faith.

The Power of Personal Freedom
Luke 1:26-38

Hark, the Herald
Luke 1:57-66

Favor Is the Key
Luke 1:46-56


St. Luke Institute in Silver Spring, Md
The St. Luke Institute in Silver Spring, Md., an organization that provides psychological care for priests.

A Journey of Faith and Love
Luke 1:39-45

Mary’s Fiat
Luke 1:26-38,

New Rules for Relics
New Instruction and direction for the exposition of Relics

Advent and the Art of Living Dangerously
Make a list to achieve the objectives during this Advent Period

Just Joseph
Matthew 1:18-25, Jesus, Christ, Joseph, David,

Three Christmas ingredients: joy, prayer, gratitude
Pope Francis said three simple attitudes can help prepare us to welcome Jesus Christ.

Doubting Zechariah
Luke 1:5-25,

Lord´s Prayer
Pope Francis´remarks on the "wrong" translation of the Lord´s Prayer.

A Lesson about the Heart
Matthew 11: 16-19

Pope Francis' short guide to Christmas
Pope Francis calls on everyone to re-discover the real meaning of Christmas.

MLK's niece: Pro-life work continues my uncle's legacy
Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and longtime pro-life advocate, has it in her blood to fight for the causes she believes in.

A Kingdom for the Violent?
Matthew 11:11-15

"Mestizo" Virgin is a concrete sign that the Church is for everyone, especially the poor and marginalized.

The Yoke of Love
Matthew 11:28-30, yoke, desite, spend, crowds

The Adventure-Love Story of Prayer
Jesus wants to have an intimate relationship, a love story.

“God Is with You”
Luke 1:26-38, Galilee, Nazareth, Mary, God, Jesus

British movement advocating at-home abortion pills
Aborting a pregnancy at home would be more traumatic for women.

The Paralytic Versus the Pharisee
Luke 5: 17-26

Health care is part of the Church’s mission.
The Church’s mission is a response to Jesus’ gift.

The Immaculate Conception
Ask Mary today to help you know her son

Holiness Is Just one “Yes” Away!
Luke 1: 26-38, Gabriel, God, Galilee, Nazareth, Mary, Lord

Be virtuous like Mary
The Blessed Virgin Mary lived a beautiful life

It's good for young people to study Latin.
Pope Francis praised the study of Latin, especially for young people.

Matthew 7:21, 24-27

By The Way: Jesus Speaks French… An Advent Reflection
So the other day I ran into Jesus; and he was speaking French…

You are Life
I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. ( John 10:10)

Jerusalem, “a special vocation for peace.”
Pope Francis noted how Jerusalem is a “unique city” that is considered holy for Jews, Christians and Muslims.

New Bishop of Richmond
The Vatican announced Pope Francis’ appointment of Bishop Barry C. Knestout.

Deeper Towards God
What does it mean to go deeper, to be a profound person?

Love Suffers Evil
Christ LIVES! Christ triumphs over evil! Christ conquers with love.

Pope Francis ordained 16 men to the priesthood.
Jesus Christ, chose certain disciples to carry out publicly in his name, and on behalf of mankindthey are called to the service of the people of God.

The Kingdom is Near
Luke 21:29-33

Follow Christ
Have we ever thought about what it means to follow Christ?

The difficult life of a Catholic missionary in Burma
“The presence of foreign missionaries is not allowed. They’re afraid you’ll proselytize."

True justice and peace are for all people
“Authentic justice and lasting peace can only be achieved when they are guaranteed for all"

Wings of a Bird
When I think about how you might see the world, I usually think of a bird’s eye view.

Peace isn't possible unless we go beyond polemics
New Jerusalem the city whose gates are open to people from all nationalities.

A Seminarian Thanksgiving in Rome
Thanksgiving for being able to share in Thanksgiving.

5 hidden gifts in gratitude

At Mass we participate in Calvary
Christ´s, Jesus, Cross, Calvary, Eucharist, redemption

Your Name: in All the Earth
Blessed are those with eyes to see as you see, that in all they see, they see You.

Dioceses of Nashville
New appointment of Father Shawn McKnight as the next bishop of the Diocese of Jefferson City and Msgr. Mark Spalding as the new leader of the Diocese of Nashville.

End of life care must acknowledge our mortality
The anguish of being faced with our human mortality and the difficult decisions we have to make may tempt us to step back from the patient.

The Mass needs silence, not 'chit-chat'
The Silence is so Important because we prepare ourselves for the encounter with Jesus.

The Adventure-Love Story of Prayer
What is prayer? Some would say ‘meditation’, some ‘speaking to God’

Pope Francis offered prayers for the victims

Christ is praying for me….today!
Christ is doing just that for each one of us.

Is belief in angels and archangels on the wane?
“The angels are present here. The angels and martyrs meet today.

Two Named to Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life
Two under-secretaries for the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life.

Mass is for the Eucharist, not pictures. Put the phone away./8-11-2017
The Heart of the Church is the Eucharist.

Pope Francis mourned by violence in Texas
Pope Francis grieved by 'senseless violence' of Texas church shooting

Bring out the Flavor!
The salt-like mission of Christians is a call to be different.

How the Church can help victims of sexual assault
The New York Times publised a report Harvey Weinstein.

Choose everlasting life, Pope Francis says
A fundamental mark of the Christian is our final encounter with God.

Give Me Your Hands
A prayer to entrust the priests.

The Witness of Persecuted Christians Pushes Us to Persevere.
Reminds Church of Scotland Delegation that All Christians Must Stand Together

Speaking of Silence
The God who loved us first gives us every good gift.

Religions in Jerusalem must live in peace
All the different religions in Jerusalem must live together in peace.

Free Meals offered by Nuns
Religious Sisters are offering free meals in a trendy neighbordhood of London.

God’s Embrace
God´s embrace in different ways with different images.

Italian Catholic priest kidnapped in Nigeria
Avvenire are the kidnappers of the Priest

Pope invites prisoners to lunch
Holy Father took dinner with prisoners.

Synod of Bishops .
A special assembly of the Synod of Bishops.

Bowling, Marine Biology, and Baseball: how salvation is about inner ,
Internal Growth

New Miami auxiliary is first Peruvian-born US bishop
Fr. Enrique Delgado will be the first Peruvian bishop in the US.

Pope John XXIII
The life of Pope John XXIII shows the saint's Deep Spiritual Nature.

Reasons for Hope
There are reasons for Hope all around us.

Catholic Families out their homes
A paramilitary hate group is behind attacks against Catholics

Attacks on Catholic Families in Ireland.
Religious disputes have long been part of the history of Northern Ireland

Missionaries of Hope.
The disciples, are announcers of Jesus resurrection not only in word, also in facts.

Martin Luther King is remembered.
It´s necessary to stop violence and racism.

St. Gerard Brogne
Saint, October 3

Heavenly Helpers
Matthew 18: 1-5, 10. Feast of the Guardian Angels

Message from the Pope for Attack
406 people have been hospitalized in Las Vegas after the attack.

Solemn Commitments, are not enought
Archbishop Paul R. Gallagher was present in the plenary session of the High Level Meeting.

Culture of Encounter
Caritas Internationalis Initiative, share the Journey.

Conversation of the Heard
Luke 9: 7-9

Prayer for an Open Heart
A little prayer

Family Life
A real time in Family.

Raising Daughters
A girl´s indentity often comes from that which her Dad imposes on Her.

Health Care Policy
The Church really, clearly teaches that health care i a right.

When Christianity is attacked, we only do a deep silence.

When Christianity is attacked, we only do a deep silence.

Conversation about Money
A little communication about money can prevent the fights.

Wasting time
When we’re busy, we don’t need to make time to give attention to others or confront problems.

How I Made My Hero Disappear
He was the best brother and I wanted to be just like him.

Love of neighbor must begin with love of God
Love to one's neighbor corresponds to the mandate of Christ.

The Seven Sorrows of Mary
The Seven Sorrows of Mary are important to pray.

Zero Tolerance
The Church, will respond with the application of the firmest measures to all those who abused the children of God.

Mexican bishops ask for prayers
Bishops in the country called for prayers and solidarity.

Francisco expressed his closeness
Pope Francis expressed his closeness and prayers.

Institute for Marriage and Family

Church and Young People Teamwork
Young People, the Faith and the Discernment of Vocation.

More Refuegees
We implore to show Mercy for Refuegees

We’re pro-life
Carrie DeKlyen was diagnosed with glioblastoma

Remain Chaste while Single,
Living chastely before marriage makes people honest in their sexuality

What is Prayer?
Prayer is a love story

Persevere with Charity
Here are some short points to help you navigate the challenge of charity in our time.

The Gifts of Confession
11 things that happen when you go to Confession

Kids and Social Media
Kids spend most of the time posting photos.

Youth Movement
This movement of young people is a shining example.

Strong Families, Strong Society
Studies Confirm Importance of Marriage

Guide to Meditation
To speak with God implies that we also listen, not only speak

Tips for a Healthy High School Social Life
Taking care of these recommendations you will have a good school year.

Does God intervene in Love Stories?
The love of God is so great, he is trying to fill our heart.

Into the Silence
Spiritual silence is tuning into God´s channel.

Pure of Heart
Keep your heart virgin.

Lord, Say the Wor
Luke 7:1-1

Do Not Weep
Luke 7: 11-17

Strength in Faith
Luke 7:31-35

Love Is Not Snobbish
Luke 8:1-3

7 Tips for a Strong Marriage
Some Tips for Marriages

Leap for Joy for Heaven
Luke 6: 20-26

Morning Prayer
It can a new way of engaging in prayer with God.

Joyful Asian Youth
The seventh Asian Youth Day has officially kicked off

Types of Prayer
The Christian tradition comprises three major expressions of the life of prayer.

How to Pray Lectio Divina? Pope Francis Will Teach You, Step by Step

“How’s That Half-Way Thing Working For You?” – A Young Catholic’s Testimony on Going All-In
“You won’t know how to behave until you know who you are. And you won’t know who you are until you realize what play you’re in!”

Dear Catholic Teen Guys, What We Really Want In A Relationship from A Catholic Teen Girl
There is no better time than traveling with the parents to write this letter, to see a true example of love and to help me escape “adult conversation”.

13 Things Every Young Boy Should Be Taught

That One Time Jesus Got Lost…and What It Taught Me About Parenting
7 Tips on Parenting I Learned When Mary and Joseph Lost Jesus

More Than Just a Title: 7 Tips on How To Be a Godparent
When we are baptized, a special pair of adults are chosen in addition to our parents to be our spiritual guides...

A 7 Step Survival Guide for Returning to Confession
Maybe you have been thinking of going to Confession soon but you don’t know where to start. If so, welcome back! The following is especially for you.

9 Important Things
9 Things I Would Like To Have Known Before Getting Married

Engaged Couple’s Spiritual Checklist
We have a checklist for you of the spiritual things you should be doing in preparation not just for your wedding day, but for your marriage.

10 Simple Ways to Bring Your Children Closer to God
I want to share with you 10 simple ways to get our children closer to God, even from the moment we find out we are going to be parents.

How to Pray the Rosary? A Step-by-Step Visual Guide
Without further introduction, we’ll tell you how to pray the Rosary.

Let the Holy Spirit Transform Your Fear: How to Embrace the Challenges of Your Mission (Gospel Reflection)
In today’s Gospel reflection, Father Ian VanHeusen presents a spiritual exercise based on the readings for Sunday’s Mass.

15 Excuses to Not Go To Confession (Answered!)

Fearfully, Wonderfully Made: Why The World Needs You to Follow Your Dreams
“Follow your dreams!” the world tells us when we are young, but as we grow up, we learn that living our dream is not only hard, it’s also often criticized.

How to Have a Happy Marriage

How to Have a Happy Marriage
That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh. Genesis 2:24

The silence of God
To the humble and simple heart God’s voice is perceptible even then

8 questions that every good boyfriend should be able to answer
How can you know if this forever is likely to be?

Honest to God
His apparent distance and silence is only a tactic to separate me from my lies and to shake me free of my complacency.

The 6 Battles of Youth That Adults Must Not Forget
Life passes quickly. One moment you are twelve years old playing in the street, and today you are an adult, 40 years old.

The light of Christ
Resurrection conquering the darkness of the world

The 5 Necessary Spiritual Steps You Need to Take After You Sin
We must learn to face our painful experience

13 Reasons Why, and 13 Important Conversations, Suicide Prevention and Compassion for Struggling Teens
13 Reasons Why is a short series released on Netflix on March 31. There is definitely cause for parental warning for language and content, but that doesn’t mean that it’s just another vulgar film.

Openness of Heart
John 7: 40-53, Saturday of the Fourth Week of Lent. Cycle A

I'm Glad You Asked! Series
The answer to the questions you have always wanted to know about sin from the parishioners of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Picayune, Mississippi.

St. Leo of Africo
May 5, Saint

Catholic Teaching on Confession
Why should Catholics confess their sins to a priest? What sins need to be confessed?

Teaching Your Unruly Child to Think Straight
Children who violate the fourth commandment — honor thy father and mother — think differently than those who are well-behaved

The Painting of the:
"Arise, kindle your torches and by their shining light receive the King of Heaven.”

The Shakespeare Code
Curiously, X-ray research now tells us that the poet’s famous flower-portrait was painted over a beautiful picture of the Blessed Virgin Mary with her child. Does that mirror the fact that Shakespeare himself led a double life?

Transform the world!
Make no mistake about it; disciples of Jesus are called to transform the world!

The Sleeping Child

The Sleeping Child

St. Athanasius of Alexandria
May 2, Saint

St. Benedict of Skalka
May 1st, Saint

St. Andeolus
May 1st, Saint

Bl. Arigius of Gap
May 1st, Blessed

Can I change my mind?
There are people who believe that they will never change their minds. How they come to think so?

The value of a smile
How important is knowing to smile for what it costs!

Pride: a constant struggle
Let us strive with God's grace, to fight our pride and humbly live the truth

What´s your own idea of beauty?
An extraordinary experiment

Why aren´t we happy when we compare ourselves with others?
We have all at some point in life fallen into greater or lesser degree in this, comparing ourselves in that effort we have to know whether we are better or worse than another

Acknowledge our own weakness
Recognize one's weakness

Anatomy of anger and emotional control
Angry with the right person, at the right degree, at the right time with the right purpose and in the right way, not so easy

St. Louise de Marillac
March 15, Saint

St. Arthelais of Benevento
March 3, Saint

Grant yourself a pleasure: 5 remedies from St. Thomas against sadness.
Sadness can damage a person and his or hers relationships, it´s worth it to evercome it, by crying, frienships, and rest.

The acceptance of others.
If a person doesn’t accept itself, it isn´t rare that they don´t accept others.

How to live chastely?
And how I live chastity in the practical, in everyday life? What specifically entail?

Intimacy and Sexuality
Intimacy comes with acceptance, trust and tenderness.

If you want to break up with your girlfriend, sleep with her
Among women born in the late 60s, they have been separated in the first five years of marriage, including previously cohabited, a quarter, and those who married directly without previous cohabitation, just under four p.

My boyfriend insists on having sexual relationships
You cannot say “I love you” completely for some time, as I enjoy while I indulge

At the age of 12, I knew I could have sex, but just I needed to be safe
The truth is that all this teaching received about condoms and contraceptives sowed in me the idea of debauchery, sex was merely pleasure and didn´t have to be ashamed if I did it at my twelve years.

Free Sex?
This book will help to clarify doubts that young people sometimes have in our mind and are fed misconceptions we hear in society

Masturbation: less moral, more science
I dare to say without blushing that the practice of masturbation as a habit is not beneficial to the sufferer

Casual Sex and its consequences
Mons. Aguer reflected on the irresponsible sexual relationship without stable bonding without a future perspective

About sexual identity and social expression.

The Smartphone has changed our lives: 10 risks that you should avoid.
Addiction, anxiety, less empathy, accidents, family disconnection, interfering on a relationship, among other dangers.

How to be an apostle in a tough environment?
13 useful tips

10 ideas for being a college student without losing your faith
Taking care of your faith isn´t being part of the rites, but to cultivate the relationship with Jesus

The logic of God’s mercy
Our God is the God of the meeting comes to meet fallen man, his handiwork

The “fitness”, good discipline or an obsession with my body?
When someone is physically fit with a good functional and metabolic health, then we say they have good fitness

17 practical advices to live the mass in the best way, and only depend on us.
The fruit of every Mass for our souls depends primarily on the preparation and readiness with which we attend.

St. Honoratus of Arles
January 16, Saint

St. Titian of Oderzo
January 16, Saint

St. Honoratus of Fondi
January 16, Saint

The Christian Conversion
Conversion comes from intelligence brighten by the grace, which takes the decision to fulfill God´s will and His commandments, and especially about love.

Rights and Violence
It would never be right to fall into violence

The Great Revolution: the awakening of the baptized
This action is no other than the New Evangelization

The massiveness of exhibitionism: in social networks
Someone has discovered that you can go through life without publishing everything.

Ethics in crisis
We have left therefore ethics in the field of marginality

Amoris Laetitia. The confirmation of the rule by using the exception

Giving your opinion and judging isn´t the same: Let’s not judge!
Let’s not assume the part of judge

Beyond which point have we lost the value of life
Why does it appear like we prefer to put animals above humans?

But I didn´t do anything wrong. What about the testimony?
The silence before the destruction of the values that God has placed in man is guilty omission, is complicity

The Success and what it comes with it
In the spiritual life, spiritual warfare is useful to distinguish success and what it comes with it.

Bl. Juana Maria Condesa Lluch
January 16, Blessed

Do you want to be a leader? Earn it

St. Fursey of Péronne
January 16, Saint

Saint Potitus
January 14, Saint

Saint Francisco Fernandez de Capillas
January 15, Saint

Saint Joseph Vaz
January 16, Saint

Bl. Devasahayam Pillai
January 14, Blessed

Saint Maurus
January 15, Saint

Saint Arnold Janssen
January 15, Saint

Saint Marcellus I
January 16, Pope and Saint

Saint Odo de Novara
January 14, Saint

Saint Felix of Nola
January 14, Saint

Blessed Peter Donders
January 14, Blessed

Blessed Alfonsa Clericci
January 14, Blessed

Saint Eric Of Pordenone
January 14, Saint

Saint Datius of Milan
January 14, Saint

Sain Odon de Novara
January 14, Saint

Saint Nino de Georgia
January 14, Saint

Transform the world
The light that you and I are to be to the world – which sounds like a daunting task – is the light of Christ and not our own.

Olympic Games
Just two days before the Opening Ceremonies for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Pope Francis offered a message to those who will be competing in the international games.

Needed: More Canonized Mothers and Fathers
Married couples and Christian parents should follow their own proper path to holiness


Lectio Divina. Monday of the Twenty-Second Week in Ordinary Time.
Ordinary Time - Cicle C

St. Christopher
St. Christopher,MARTYR, July 25

St. Jón Helgi Ögmundarson
March 8, Saint

II. How is the Liturgy Celebreted? - Catechism

III. When is the Liturgy Celebrated?

How To Pray the Rosary
The repetition in saying the Rosary leads one into restful and contemplative prayer related to each Mystery. Also the gentle repetition of the words helps us to enter into the silence of our hearts

IV. Where is the Liturgy Celebrated?


Section Two

Section Two

Artemide Zatti
March 15, Blessed.

Prayer for the Home
We beseech You

Prayer for the Home
We beseech You

St. Hilary of Poitiers
January 13, Bishop and Doctor of the Church.

Hail Mary
Hail Mary in latin

A couch is not a promise
Not too long ago, my best friend moved in with her boyfriend. Its a big deal: this is her third long-term, serious relationship, but the first one she felt confident enough in to say, Hey, I like you so much, Im going to live with you. I have very mixed feelings about this whole thing.

Keep Your Emotions in check
Emotional chastity is not to prevent love, its to give you authentic love.

St. Macrina the Elder
January 14, Confessor of faith

Optime Noscitis

Mira Circa Nos

Charitate Christi

Ecclesia De Eucharistia

Dives In Misericordia
In continuing the great task of implementing the Second Vatican Council, in which we can rightly see a new phase of the self- realization of the Church-in keeping with the epoch in which it has been our destiny to live-the Church herself must be constantly guided by the full consciousness that in this work it is not permissible for her, for any reason, to withdraw into herself. The reason for her existence is, in fact, to reveal God, that Father who allows us to

Lumen Fidei
The light of Faith

Deus Caritas Est
Finally, let us consider the saints, who exercised charity in an exemplary way. Our thoughts turn especially to Martin of Tours ( 397), the soldier who became a monk and a bishop: he is almost like an icon, illustrating the irreplaceable value of the individual testimony to charity. At the gates of Amiens, Martin gave half of his cloak to a poor man: Jesus himself, that night, appeared to him in a dream wearing that cloak, confirming the permanent validity of the Gospel saying: I was naked and you clothed me ... as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me (Mt 25:36, 40).[36] Yet in the history of the Church, how many other testimonies to charity could be quoted! In particular, the entire monastic movement, from its origins with Saint Anthony the Abbot ( 356), expresses an immense service of charity towards neighbour. In his encounter face to face with the God who is Love, the monk senses the impelling need to transform his whole life into service of neighbour, in addition to service of God. This explains the great emphasis on hospitality, refuge and care of the infirm in the vicinity of the monasteries. It also explains the immense initiatives of human welfare and Christian formation, aimed above all at the very poor, who became the object of care firstly for the monastic and mendicant orders, and later for the various male and female religious institutes all through the history of the Church. The figures of saints such as Francis of Assisi, Ignatius of Loyola, John of God, Camillus of Lellis, Vincent de Paul, Louise de Marillac, Giuseppe B. Cottolengo, John Bosco, Luigi Orione, Teresa of Calcutta to name but a fewstand out as lasting models of social charity for all people of good will. The saints are the true bearers of light within history, for they are men and women of faith, hope and love.

Laudato Si
At the conclusion of this lengthy reflection which has been both joyful and troubling, I propose that we offer two prayers. The first we can share with all who believe in a God who is the all-powerful Creator, while in the other we Christians ask for inspiration to take up the commitment to creation set before us by the Gospel of Jesus.

To Be Free to Love
Mark 1: 40-45. This story is for us, to show us Christ's heart, reveals his love and his desire to free us from sin.

St. Patapius of Thebes
Monk, Thebes, Egypt

Bl. Hilarion of Moglena
Blessed, October 21

Fellowship with Christ
Mark 6: 30-34. Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while

The Rewards of Self Denial
Mark 10: 28-31. I want to express my love for you by dedicating this time to you with a spirit of faith, confidence and attention.

St. Philip Evans
July 22, Martyr

St. Paschasius Radbertus
April 26, Saint

Bl. Elena Guerra
April 11, Blessed

Bl. Anacleto Gonzalez Flores
April 1, Blessed

St. Eusebia of Hamage
March 16, Saint

Bl. John Amias
March 16, Blessed

St. Julian of Antioch
March 16, Saint

St. Simplicius
March 10, Pope

St. Dominic Savio
March 9, Saint

John de Ribera
January 6, Archbishop.

Blessed Stephana de Quinzanis
January 2, Dominican Sister

Mark 3:22-30

Mark 5:21-43

Mark 7:1-13

Mark 9:2-13

Matthew 5:38-48

Matthew 11:25-27

Matthew 12:38-42

Matthew 16:24-28

Matthew 17: 14-20


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