"Let us begin this journey
of brotherhood in love, and mutual trust."

(Pope Francis first speech as pope)


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Failure

World Youth day 2016 – Opting for ease and convenience

By on January 25, 2022
It is very sad to pass through life without leaving a mark. But when we opt for ease and convenience, for confusing happiness with consumption, then we end up paying a high price indeed: we lose our freedom.

~Pope Francis, World Youth day 2016


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Beliefs Faith Hope Inspiration Love Sacraments

The importance of being close to Jesus

By on January 25, 2022
“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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Faith Responsibility

He closes himself off from God’s surprises

By on January 25, 2022
Conduct typical of the scholars of law, hypocrisy in them, a formal adherence to the law that hides very deep wounds. Devout from the outside, but inside, on the inside… hypocrites. These are men who live attached to the letter of the law but who neglect to love; men…


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Holy Spirit

The working of the Holy Spirit

By on January 24, 2022
Three words linked to the working of the Holy Spirit: newness, harmony, and mission.

– Pope Francis


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Forgiveness Judgement Mercy Responsibility Sin

The door was opened just a crack, allowing absolution to come in

By on January 24, 2022
“DON Luigi Giussani used to quote this example from Bruce Marshall’s novel To Every Man a Penny. The protagonist of the novel, the abbot Father Gaston, needs to hear the confession of a young German soldier whom the French partisans are about to sentence to death. The soldier confesses…


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Family Fellowship Humility

Do I…?

By on September 24, 2021
“Do I increase harmony in my family, in my parish, in my community, or am I gossip? Am I a cause of division or embarrassment?”
– Pope Francis, The Church of Mercy


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Church Music Unity

All play together in harmony

By on September 24, 2021
The church is the “home of harmony,” where unity and diversity know how to merge in order to become a great source of wealth. A symphony… The one who directs it, the conductor, and as the symphony is performed all play together in harmony, but the timbre of each…


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Church Faith Hope Unity Youth

Young people are a powerful engine

By on September 24, 2021
Let us be lights of hope! Let us maintain a positive outlook on reality. Let us encourage the generosity that is typical of the young and help them to work actively in building a better world. Young people are a powerful engine for the church and for society. Above…


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Church Growth

The church, unhealthy for the right reasons

By on September 24, 2021
“I prefer a church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a church which is unhealthy from being confined and from clinging to its own security.”
― Pope Francis


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Truth

Skeptical of truth

By on September 23, 2021
We are living in an age in which people are rather skeptical of truth.
– Pope Francis, The Church of Mercy

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Let us progress together in seeking God boldly and in concrete ways. Let us keep our gaze ever fixed on Christ (Heb 12.2) and remain close to one another in #prayer. #ChristianUnity