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He comes from within

By on February 7, 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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Jesus Sacraments Sin

Jesus transforms water into wine

By on February 7, 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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Compassion Faith Jesus Love Mercy Responsibility Sacraments

You did it unto Me

By on February 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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Holy Spirit Indifference Sacraments

The language of communion

By on January 30, 2020

“The language of the Spirit, the language of the Gospel, is the language of communion that invites us to get the better of closedness and indifference, division and antagonism.”
― Pope Francis, The Church of Mercy


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Church Communication Jesus Sacraments

Following a path of holiness

By on January 21, 2020

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.
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Faith Family Growth Sacraments Worship

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

By on January 13, 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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Time spent with the sick is holy time

By on January 12, 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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Sacraments

Holy week is a time of grace

By on January 11, 2020

Holy week is a time of grace, open the doors of our heart, of our life, of our parishes. With God’s love and tenderness, with respect and with patience, knowing that God takes our hands, our feet, our heart, and guides them and makes all our actions fruitful.
– Pope…


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Church Faith Family Hope Sacraments Unity

A great gift of God!

By on January 9, 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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The Source is Christ Himself

By on December 23, 2019

Over the centuries, the church conserves this precious treasure, which is sacred Scripture, doctrine, the sacraments, the Ministry of pastors, so that we can be faithful to Christ and share in his very life. It is like a river coursing through history, developing, irrigating; but running water always comes…

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Let us pray to the Lord that he may move hearts and that all may overcome the logic of confrontation, hatred and revenge in order to rediscover themselves as brothers, children of one Father. #Bari2020