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Faith Family Growth Sacraments Worship

Open windows through which the light of God is given to us

By on September 19, 2020

It is like family life. In the family, everything that enables us to grow, to mature, and to live is given to each of us. We journey and grow in a community, and a family. We can encounter the Lord in the sacraments, which are the open windows through…


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Compassion Family Fellowship Sacraments

World Youth day 2016 – The Lord has called us together

By on September 18, 2020

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


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Church Faith Family Hope Sacraments Unity

A great gift of God!

By on August 27, 2020

Unity in faith, hope, and charity, unity in the sacraments, the ministry; We are at home, we are in the family, and we are among brothers and sisters. And this is a great gift of God! The church is one for us all.
– Pope Francis, The Church of Mercy


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Jesus transforms water into wine

By on August 22, 2020

At the “Wedding at Cana,” the first miracle, which was literally “dragged” from Jesus by his mother. Jesus transforms water into wine, into fine wine, the best wine. He does it using water from the urns that were needed for ritual purification, for the washing away of one’s spiritual…


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Faith Jesus Love Sacraments Worship

Time spent with the sick is holy time

By on August 22, 2020

“Time spent with the sick is holy time. It is a way of praising God who conforms us to the image of His Son, who “came not to be served but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many” (Mt 20:28). Jesus Himself said: “I…


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Marriage People Sacraments Truth

The deepest truth about human relationships

By on August 17, 2020

“Natural marriage, therefore, is fully understood in the light of its fulfillment in the sacrament of Matrimony: only in contemplating Christ does a person come to know the deepest truth about human relationships.”
― Pope Francis


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He comes from within

By on August 6, 2020

“The Lord, in the culmination of the mystery of the Incarnation, chose to reach our intimate depths through a fragment of matter. He comes not from above, but from within, he comes that we might find him in this world of ours. In the Eucharist, fullness is already achieved;…


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Sacraments

An administrative approach prevails

By on July 27, 2020

“In many places an administrative approach prevails over a pastoral approach, as does a concentration on administering the sacraments apart from other forms of evangelization.”
― Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium: The Joy of the Gospel


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Beliefs Faith Hope Inspiration Love Sacraments

The importance of being close to Jesus

By on July 10, 2020

“to start anew from Christ means being close to him, being close to Jesus. Jesus stresses the importance of this with the disciples at the Last Supper, as he prepares to give us his own greatest gift of love, his sacrifice on the cross. Jesus uses the image of…


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Compassion Faith Jesus Love Mercy Responsibility Sacraments

You did it unto Me

By on July 3, 2020

“Occasionally our world forgets the special value of time spent at the bedside of the sick, since we are in such a rush; caught up as we are in a frenzy of doing, of producing, we forget about giving ourselves freely, taking care of others, being responsible for others….

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Those who reason using human logic, that is, the logic of the merits acquired through one’s own greatness, from being first, find themselves last. Instead, those who humbly entrust themselves to the Father’s mercy, from being last, find themselves first (see Mt 20:1-16)