We all must open our doors and go out. Let us ask ourselves, then, what do I do in order to communicate to others the joy of encountering the Lord, the joy of belonging to the church? Proclaiming and bearing witness is not the work of the few.
The church offers all possibility of following a path of holiness, and brings us to encounter Jesus Christ and the sacraments, especially in confession and in the Eucharist; she communicates the word of God to us, she lets us live in charity, in the love of God for all.
“The failure of global summits on the environment make it plain that our politics are subject to technology and finance.”
― Pope Francis, On Care for Our Common Home: The Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’
The Lord has called us together. Our response to a world at war has a name: its name is fraternity, its name is brotherhood, its name is communion, its name is family.
~Pope Francis, World Youth day 2016
“let us be lights of hope! Let us maintain a positive outlook on reality.”
― Pope Francis, The Church of Mercy
The church lives an authentic life when it professes and proclaims mercy, the most amazing attribute of the Creator and Redeemer, when it leads humanity to the front of mercy.
– Pope Francis, The Name of God Is Mercy
He changes your heart, from that of a sinner – a sinner: he transforms you into a saint.
– Pope Francis, The Church of Mercy
Jesus looks at Matthew and awakens something new within him. Jesus makes him feel an interior wonder, and makes him hear the call of Jesus: follow me. It only took a moment to understand that look had changed his life forever. Matthew says yes, leaves everything and goes with…
Apostle, meaning “sent,” “dispatched.” Has been given a mandate, sent to do something, sent out by Jesus to continue his work, to pray, to proclaim the Gospel.
– Pope Francis
Whenever we Christians are enclosed in our groups, our movements, our parishes, and the same thing happens to us that happens to anything close: when a room is closed, it begins to get dank. If a person is closed up in that room, he or she becomes ill! Whenever…